Stray Dogs (Sag-haye Velgard)

Stray Dogs (Sag-haye Velgard)
  • 2004
  • Iran / France
  • 1h 33min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marzieh Meshkini
  • Written by: Marzieh Meshkini
  • Cast: Gol-Ghotai, Zahed
  • Language: Persian

Gol-Ghotai and Zahed (played by non-professional actors) roam the streets of Kabul trying to get into prison to be reunited with their (spuriously) imprisoned parents. 'Stray Dogs' has a powerful immediacy, despite a tendency to awkwardness and sentimentality.

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Stray Dogs

17 Oct 20063 stars

Samira Makhmalbaf’s At Five in the Afternoon can legitimately claim to have directly inspired two other films. Firstly, there was her sister Hana’s shrewd behind-the-scenes portrait Joy of Madness, and now her stepmother Marziyeh Meshkini’s Stray Dogs…

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