Marooned in Iraq
After the war between Iran and Iraq, the aging musician Mizra travels to Iraq to find his ex-wife. Reluctantly, his sons follow: Audeh doesn't really want to leave his seven wives and thirteen daughters, and Barat, a bachelor, doesn't want to leave without his beloved motorcycle. As the dusty Iranian landscape is replaced by the snowy Iraqi highlands, the mood changes to the absurd: We see handcuffed policemen in their underwear; singing and laughing to the sound of bombs and warplanes.
This is a deeply touching and unforgettable film. Ghobadi's last A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES was a great success at BIFF 2001.
Bahman Ghobadi was born in 1968 in Kurdistan, Iran. Due to civil wars, he emigrated to Sanandaj (Center of Kurdistan Province in Iran), along with his family at the age of 12. Ghobadi started his artistic work in field of Industrial photography. He started filmmaking with 8mm films, and made some short documentary films. LIFE IN FOG (1999) opened a new path in his career, winning several awards. Making the feature A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES (2000), he joined the professional filmmakers.