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It's Winter

It's Winter
  • 2006
  • Iran
  • 82 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rafi Pitts
  • Cast: Ali Nicsolat, Mitra Hadjar, Saeed Orkani

Drifter Marhab (Nicsolat) arrives in a semi-industrialised suburb near Tehran as another man leaves, befriending the wife, Khatoun (Hadjar), of the missing man. Neorealist in intention, the inarticulate characters and cinematic imagination are reminiscent of taciturn American cinema gems of the 70s ('The Hired Hand', 'Fat City').

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It's Winter

26 Mar 20074 stars

The Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz once suggested that all modern Arabic literature (including his own) was ‘fourth or fifth rate’, proposing that non-first world countries, countries which aren’t advanced industrial nations, were generally incapable of…

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