Keswick Film Club - Blackboards

Sunday 14th October 5:30 PM

Blackboards 

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

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Synopsis

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)

Critics

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 won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

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