Tuesday
20
Mar
08.15pm
Back Still Life
 
Tue
20
Mar
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 at 08.15pm
Iranian Film Season
  • Drama
  • 1974
  • Iran
  • Colour
  • 93 mins.
 

Still Life is an immensely subtle film that has been described as a work of visual poetry thanks in part to its use of repetition. The film presents for the viewer a glimpse into the life of an ageing railway signalman named Mohammad (and his wife) whose job is to open and close a railway crossing a few times each day, and which he has been doing for 30 years. They live in a very rural and isolated area of Iran that could accurately be called ‘Nowhereville’. He lives with his wife in an unadorned shack; a few bare trees dot the  threadbare landscape.

Director:

 
Sohrab Shahid-Saless

Cast:

 
Zadour Bonyadi

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