The White Meadows (Keshtzarhaye Sepid) (2009)

The White Meadows (Keshtzarhaye Sepid)





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A man makes a career out of collecting the sadness of others in this surreal drama from Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof. Rahmat (Hasan Pourshirazi) spends his days sailing on Lake Urmia, a body of saltwater whose shores are full of communities cursed with more than their share of sorrow. Rahmat seeks out people whose lives have been tragic and asks them to share their tales of woe, and as they weep he captures their tears in small bottles. After hearing the tale of a woman whose sensuality … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Mohammad Rasoulof
In Theaters:
Sharz Tamasha Media


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The relentless, inescapable, literal saltiness of this strikingly beautiful environment may have been director Mohammad Rasoulof's inspiration: Perhaps he is suggesting here that not even an army of boatmen could collect all of Iran's tears.

Full Review… | July 19, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

... a stunning and startling odyssey through the salt marshes of Iran's Lake Urmia...

Full Review… | June 10, 2011
Parallax View

A gorgeously wrought fable trading in subtle, if nonetheless unmistakable, social commentary.

Full Review… | January 21, 2011
House Next Door

Salty landscape is fertile ground for allegory

Full Review… | November 3, 2010
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