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CafeCinema 15: Turtles can Fly: Bahman Ghobadi

Sun 29 Nov 2009, 18:00, by Bardia Saadi-nejad, Morad Sadeghi, Gilda Bofa, at Visual Arts:1395 Rene Levesque West, Montreal (Map)

Following the monthly video screening of "CaféCinema", "Iranian Cinema Through the Ages", the 12th monthly session will present "Turtles can Fly" (2004) a multi-award-winning well-known film from Bahman Ghobadi, the director of reputedly prominent films such as "A Time for Drunken Horses (2000), and "Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats" (2009), which won "Special Jury Prize - Un Certain Regard" at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.


you may like to watch some excerpts from the movie at Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM4WHowIeMA&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgrrR_f9JC8&feature=player_embedded

Bahman Ghobadi's Filmography as a director:

1) "Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh" (2009)
... aka Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats (International: English title) (International: English title)
... aka No One Knows About Persian Cats (International: English title)

2) Niwemang (2006)
... aka Half Moon (Canada: English title: festival title) (UK) (USA: new title)

3) Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (2004)
... aka Les tortues volent aussi (France: DVD title)
... aka Turtles Can Fly (International: English title)

4) Daf (2003)

5) Gomgashtei dar Aragh (2002)
... aka Marooned in Iraq (International: English title)
... aka Songs of My Motherland (International: English title)

6) Zamani barayé masti asbha (2000)
... aka A Time for Drunken Horses (International: English title)
... aka Intoxication for Horses (International: English title: informal title)

7) Zendegi dar meh (1999)
... aka Life in Fog

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