30.09. - 09.10.2021

Still Life Iran 1974 | 93 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Sohrab Shahid Saless

Sohrab Shahid Saless (1944-1998) won great international recognition for his films. Still Life was the last film he made in Iran and won a Silver Bear at the Berlinale 1974 and the Fipresci Prize. In 1974, he went into exile as an opponent of the Shah and subsequently lived and made other films in Germany.

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In a remote rural region, a level crossing keeper does his job: barrier up, barrier down, his working day dictated by the railway timetable. It was always thus. His wife sits at home at her loom weaving carpets. Their son, a soldier, comes by. His visit marks a break in their day, albeit a brief one, then life goes on as before. Then a letter arrives from the railway authority in Teheran which changes everything. Almost without words and in very long takes, director Saless paints a poetic still life about being old.
Original title: Tabiate Bijan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Persian
Section: Iran Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless
Screenplay: Sohrab Shahid Saless
Cast: Zadour Bonyadi, Mohammed Kani, Hibibollah Safarian, Habib Safaryan, Zahra Yazdani
Producer: Parviz Sayyad
Director of Photography: Houshang Baharlou
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