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Tag: Middle East

Discover This: The Patience Stone

At first, there is an image that has a strange beauty to it. The washed out blues and the strokes of white look like an abstract painting. But the further the camera pans to the side, the more we realize that we are facing a wall that hasn’t been painted for some time. Then an equally beautiful canvas with prints of birds that are heading to the sky appears. But it turns out to be a simple window curtain. Then, suddenly, the sound of an explosion that makes the water in a bowl tremble and ripple before a hand reaches into the water to soak a cloth. The hand belongs to a beautiful but nameless woman who washes her husband’s face and is trapped in a room that seems like her prison. This room becomes her shelter as the war outside comes closer and closer.

Discover This: Modest Reception

Somewhere on the mountain roads in Iran, there is a couple with a trunk full of money on a mission to give it all away to random people on their way. That’s about as much information as you can take for granted in this breathtakingly weird road movie that turns from absurd comedy to social drama to dazzling mystery thriller in the course of its 100 minutes.