Blackboards

2000, Movie, NR, 85 mins

Blackboards
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, 20-year-old Samira Makhmalbaf's follow-up to her acclaimed debut, THE APPLE (1998), is a fascinating allegory of life in Iranian Kurdistan, a remote borderland still deeply scarred by years of war with Iraq. Said (Said Mohamadi) and Reeboir (Bahman Ghobadi, the Kurdish director of 2000's excellent A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES) are traveling northern Iran with a group of itinerant Kurdish teachers. Like a small colony of worker ants, they wind their way through the spectacular but very dangerous landscape with their blackboards strapped to their backs, fruitlessly searching for pupils to teach. Helicopters ...
Released: 2000 Rated: NR Length: 85 mins

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