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Zamani barayé masti asbha – Un temps pour l’ivresse des chevaux

Fortnight 2000, Feature film, 1h17


In Iranian Kurdistan, near the Iraqi border, children of one family provide for themselves. The younger brother suffers from a serious ailment. The doctors say he only has a month to live if he is not operated on immediately. Seeing no other choice, his sister agrees to marry an Iraqi willing to aid them financially. At the border, the future husband’s family refuses to have the sick youth come with them. They give him a horse which will allow him to earn a living. He returns to Iran with his brother, but time is running out for the operation’


Bahman Ghobadi

He was born in Iran. He directed various short films like Vivre dans le brouillard, awarded in several international festivals. He was assistant director to Abbas Kiarostami on Le Vent nous emportera. He played in Le Tableau noir, of Samira Makhmalbaf. Un temps pour l’ivresse des chevaux is his first feature film.

Amaneh Ekhtiar-Dini
Ayoub Ahmadi
Jouvin Younessi
les habitants de Sardab et Bané
Madi Ekhtiar-Dini
Nezhad Ekhtiar-Dini

Bahman Ghobadi

Saed Nikzat

Morteza DehnaviMehdi Darabi

Samad Tavazoi

Hossein Alizadeh

production : Bahman Ghobadi, B.H. Films, ave. Shariati – rue Keshvad, rue Mohandes – N° 3, Téhéran, Iran, Tél. & Fax : (98 21) 842 11 75 vente à l’étranger : MK2 Diffusion, 55 rue Traversière, 75012 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 67 30 00, Fax : 33 (0)1 43 41 32 30, E-mail : distribution : MK2 Diffusion presse :Monica Donati, Tél. : 33 (0)1 43 07 55 22

Title in Original Version : Un temps pour l'ivresse des chevaux


Caméra d’or,Prix Art et Essai – CICAE,Prix FIPRESCI