Bag of Rice (Kiseye Berendj)
Bijou by the BaySat, Aug 2, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Mike & Sandra McDonald
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Film Info
Section:Special Screenings
Release Year:1998
Runtime:80 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:Iran
Original Language:Persian
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jairan Abadzade
Shirin Bina
Masume Eskandari
Hossein Kalantar
Director:Mohammad-Ali Talebi
Screenwriter:Houshang Moradi Kermani
Cinematography:Farhad Saba
Editing By:Hassan Hassandoost
Music By:Mohammad Reza Darvishi
Featured in TCFF Board Member Mark Cousins’ acclaimed documentary “A Story of Children in Film” (TCFF ‘13) and lovingly restored with the help of Cousins and his friend Tilda Swinton, this lost treasure of cinema is coming to the Bijou. “Bag of Rice” is an unforgettable urban odyssey around Tehran as seen through the eyes of a child. Determined to escape boredom at home, four-year-old Jairan accompanies her half-blind and stubborn elderly neighbor on an errand. Both are ill-equipped to face the unexpected challenges of the journey and must rely on the kindness of strangers to navigate the bustling city. What starts as an odd-couple adventure turns into a profoundly moving parable as these unlikely companions make their way through the world. It’s one of the great humanist, heartwarming delights in cinema.