Keswick Film Club - Blackboards

Sunday 14th October 5:30 PM


Director: Samira Makhmalbaf Country: Iran/Italy
Cert: PG Year: 2000 Length: 85 mins Language: Farsi


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Grand Jury Prize-winner at both Cannes and Los Angeles, this is the tale of two teachers setting out in Iranian Kurdistan, near the dangerous Iraqi border, to convince reluctant villagers of the joys of learning. Their encounters are extraordinary, as is the ability of local people to survive in a malevolent world.

Cannes 2000 Jury Prize (shared with Songs From The Second Floor)


open_quote Further evidence of the arrival of a major and astoundingly mature new voice in Iranian cinema! close_quote David Wood, BBC Online

open_quote A thoughtful, often visually striking agitprop work. close_quote Alexander Walker , Evening Standard

open_quote A jewel of a film close_quote The Guardian

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Keswick Film Club has won the following British Federation of Film Societies awards:

Best Website 2008
Best Website 2007
Film Society of The Year 2006
Best Programme 2005
Best Programme 2004
Best Programme 2002
Best Programme 2001
Best New Film Society 2000

plus 7 Distinctions and 4 Commendations
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