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Films

Zagros

Director(s)
Ariane Lorrain
Shahab Mihandoust
Country
(Quebec) Canada
Year
2018
Language
Farsi and Luri with French or English subtitles
Duration
58 min

With French subtitles: June 1st
With English subtitles: May 25th

*Directors in attendance May 18th and 25th.

Capturing the daily life of the Bakthiaris in the mountains of Western Iran, directors Ariane Lorrain and Shahab Mihandoust explore the disappearing cultural practice of natural yarn dyeing and carpet weaving. With respect and affection for these beautiful characters, the filmmakers focus on long quiet moments that often turn into lush visual poetry, as vibrant and mystical as the stunning colours that emerge from the dyeing vats. Far from idealizing the very tedious labour that is losing the battle to cheap manufactured wares, their steady voices reflect on the difficulties and the joys of the meditative and determined movements that brings these works of art to life. Zagros feels like a love letter to the resilience of human tradition. (SM – RIDM)

Best Canadian medium length film – RIDM 2018

ZAGROS will be preceded by two animated short films :

Une Visite  Parissa Mohit (Canada, 2018, 12min)
Deyzangeroo  Ehsan Gharib (Canada, 2017, 4min)

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Director(s)
Ariane Lorrain
Shahab Mihandoust
Country
(Quebec) Canada
Year
2018
Language
Farsi and Luri with French or English subtitles
Duration
58 min