Zamani barayé masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses) (2000)
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Critic Reviews for Zamani barayé masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses)
... a hard yet visually beautiful portrait of grueling third world lives under the desperation of poverty and the terror of war.
A very moving film about a desperate people and their love of family.
Audience Reviews for Zamani barayé masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses)
The abuse of animals, and children in this film is just terrible. I'm not even sure what the heck I was supposed to understand by the ending.
This is one more powerful and deeply affecting films coming from Iran. Using non-professional actors from the region, Ghobadi is able to lay bare the devastating hardships of life in Kurdistan on the Iran-Iraq border. The children are what make this film, though. In particular, Madi, the handicapped brother, has an incredibly expressive face. Also, the 12 year old head of the family, Ayoub, shows his love and dedication to his family of brother and sisters in each scene. Powerful film and yet another indication that some of the world's best films are coming out of Iran these days.
Zamani barayé masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses) Quotes
|Amaneh:||Ayoub worked hard for two months, but he wasn't able to earn enough for Madi's operation. He had to spend everything on us. After the fight in which he broke his arm, our uncle offered Ayoub a mule, so that they could work together.|
|Amaneh:||There are no jobs here, even if you have a mule.|
|Amaneh:||Oh God. Help Madi! Oh God. Make him better!|
|Ayoub:||In the truck, they said that several smugglers had been blown up by mines. Our village is on the border. That's who many villagers had died. My dad's there at the moment. I'm worried about him.|