Cert: PG Year: 2000 Length: 85 mins Language: Farsi
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)
Further evidence of the arrival of a major and astoundingly mature new voice in Iranian cinema!
David Wood, BBC Online
A thoughtful, often visually striking agitprop work. Alexander Walker , Evening Standard
A jewel of a film The Guardian
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