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Films & Schedules - THE WHITE MEADOWS


Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 6 PM (B3)
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Mon, Feb 14, 2011
at 8:30 PM (B3)
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DIRECTOR: Mohammad Rasoulof - IRAN

Rasoulof’s enigmatic feature tells the story of Rahmat, an elderly man who collects the tears of souls in pain in a tiny pitcher—remaining all the while a nonjudgmental witness to the absurd havoc wreaked by the powers that be. Traveling by boat to scenes of sorrow through a seascape dotted with salty white islands and cliffs, he encounters a woman consigned to the sea for rejecting an unwanted marriage, an artist punished for his choice of colors, a young virgin drowned as a sacrifice to the gods in hopes of rain, and other unfortunates. An allegory for government persecution of artistic expression, Rasoulof’s elegant, poetic feature is both timely and timeless. Like the waters he sails, the tears of the grief-stricken, which are said to turn to pearls, are expansive. (92 mins.)

Selected Filmography: The Twilight (02), Iron Island (05), Head Wind (08).


Interests: Narrative Feature, Middle Eastern.

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