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Earthbound - Khak Ashna (2008)|
Date of birth:
23 January 1942, Teheran, Iran
is the new film of Bahman Farmanara which has been edited by his long
time collaborator Abbas Ghanjavi.
Mr. Ghanjavi has edited all the films
that Bahman Farmanara has directed. This collaboration includes documentary,
short films and all the feature films of this director.
line in this film is about a poet-painter Bahman Namdar (Reza Kianian) who had
moved back to his ancestral home in Kurdestan to get away from all the
complicated relationships in the capital city of Iran ,Tehran.
Knowing that he can not get along with his nephew, Namdar first refuses to
accept this responsibility, but somehow he is forced into it.
These two men
from different generations have to fight it out till they eventually learn
to live together and become friends.
Knowing about your country’s history and culture is the main theme of this
new film of Bahman Farmanara and like his previous films after the
revolution, deals with the dilemma of an intellectual in a theocracy.
Do you avoid getting involved with the political
process to save your own skin, or have to face the music and do your part in
getting freedom of expression for yourself and eventually other
EarthBound Opening (khak
Ashna) - Karen Homayunfar
Mahmoud Kalari is the Director of Photography for the fourth time. Roya
Nonahali who was so highly acclaimed in SMELL OF CAMPHOR, FRAGRANCE OF JASMINE
and A HOUSE BUILT ON WATER appears for the third time in front of Bahman
The rest of the cast includes, Bita Farahi, Maryam
Boobani, Nikoo Kheradmand, Farzin Sabooni, Hedayat Hashemi, Mostafa
Ghalandarlaki, Siavosh Cheraghipoor and the newcomer Rana Azadivar.
Make Up Mehrdad Mirkiani, Sound Hassan Zahedi. Since Ahmad Pejamn who
has scored all the films of Bahman Farmanara was outside of the country, Karan
Homayounfar, the young talented composer did the musical score, for which he won
the best musical score from the Iranian Oscar ceremony. -- Farmanara
Reza Kianian, Babak Hamidian, Roya Nonahali, Bita Farahi, Maryam Boobani, Nikoo
Kheradmand, Farzin Sabooni, Hedayat Hashemi, Mostafa Ghalandarlaki, Siavosh
Cheraghipoor, Rana Azadivar
Photography: Mahmoud Kalari
Selected filmography of Bahman Farmanara
- Earthbound | Khak-Ashna (2008)
- A Little Kiss - Yek Boos-e Koochooloo (2005)
- A House Built On Water | Khanei ruye ab (2002)
- Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine - Booye Kafoor, Atre Yas (2000)
- Sayehaye bolande bad - Tall Shadows Of The Wind (1979)
- Prince Ehtejab - Shazdeh Ehtejab (1974)
- The House Of Qamar Khanoum - Khaneye Ghamar khanoum (1972)
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