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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival


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Friday 11/11
5:30 pm
$8 General Public
$6 Students & Seniors
$5 IHP Members
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dir. Moein Karrimooddini, Iran, Documentary, 61 mins.


Beautifully shot feature that unfolds more like a drama than a documentary telling the story of Turkman horse trainer Ali in the rural Northeastern region of Iran. Horses are an inseparable part of life in the semi-traditionalist environment of the Turkmen Sahara. One horse called Ilhlan is Ali’s favorite, but he must sell him in order to pay for his wedding. While Ali talks in voice-over, the diary-like narrative is accompanied by beautiful, broad vistas showing the inhospitable Turkmen landscape, impressions of the well-attended races and images of powerful horses. 

A slice of life film that depicts a subject few outside the region have laid eyes on, this film embodies an exciting new movement within Iranian cinema.