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Films & Schedules - Loose Rope

Mon, Feb 9, 2009
at 6:15 PM (B4)

Tue, Feb 10, 2009
at 8:45 PM (B2)

Wed, Feb 11, 2009
at 8:45 PM (B2)

Loose Rope

DIRECTOR: Mehrshad Karkhani - Iran

Two young men from an Iranian village who work in an animal market are given a seemingly simple task: to deliver a large, wounded cow to Tehran.  As we follow the struggling pair on their panoramic cross-country journey, Karkhani shows the divide between rural and urban life in modern day Iran, while finding moments of gentle humor and stinging truth.  Rather than dwelling on the overtly political, Loose Rope tells a wonderfully human tale of two wandering souls experiencing the wide-eyed wonder of the big city and the simple pleasures of smiling girls, overly officious traffic wardens and bemused crowds of spectators.  An opening coda informing viewers that no animals were harmed in the making of this film gives us a portentous glimpse of what awaits.

First feature film

B2     82 Minutes    

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