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Beloved

Year
2018
Country
Iran
Duration
65’
Director
Yaser Talebi

Life as a herder is hard and solitary, but 80-year-old Firouzeh loves the ever-changing nature, the hard life and her faithful cows. She hikes across the rugged landscape, lugs bundles of wood and still nimbly climbs trees. Beloved follows this strong-minded woman in her work across the seasons as she tells the story of her life, with work and fate as the dominant themes. When she was a young girl, a marriage was arranged for her with an older man, with whom she had 11 children. But not one of them comes to visit her now. Spending the winter in the lowland village, she makes fervent efforts to get closer to her kids. Nevertheless, she looks forward to the prospect of spending another summer in the mountains with her cows, ignoring the well-meaning advice that she should simply retire. This striking portrait captures one of the last female herders working in the traditional way, an indomitable woman who ultimately chooses independence. The colours of nature – also a protagonist in the film – leap off the screen.

CREW
Director: Yaser Talebi
Producer: Elaheh Nobakht
Operator: Yaser Talebi
Editor: Reza Shirvani
Sound: Hossein Aboulsedgh
Production
ELI Image & Documentary and Experimental Center of Iran (DEFC)
Sales
Eli Image, Elaheh Nobakht, Nobakht.e@gmail.com
Awards
2018 – IDFA; 2018 – Big Sky
Director
Yaser Talebi

Yaser Talebi was born in Sari, north Iran, in 1982, and is a film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. He is famous as a creative director and aesthetic expert. He travels around his hometown meeting its people and exploring the environment, history and culture of the different regions. He is also an active member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association (IRDFA).

Filmography

Forgotten Positives (2002), The Isolated (2003), Blessing (2008), A Nightmare We Committed to Ourselves (2010), Potable Water (2012), No One Cares about Jungles (2013), Sky Isn’t Empty (2015), Beloved (2018)

Blue Hall
Kyiv Cinema
vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19
Q&A with film crew
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Sunday
24 March 2019
21:30
Hall «ANSHLAG»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with film crew
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Monday
25 March 2019
19:50
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
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IRAN. PRIVATE
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Year
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Country
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Director
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Duration
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IRAN. PRIVATE
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Year
2017
Country
Iran, the Netherlands
Directors
Azadeh Moussavi , Kourosh Ataee
Duration
86
IRAN. PRIVATE