Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gaav (1968)

Okay then. This Iranian film is credited with inaugurating "New Wave" Persian cinema. If New Wave Persian cinema is in any way related to French New Wave cinema with its experimental style and general disdain for narrative structure, I imagine it's going to be a long day at the movies for this blogger. This film traces the consequences of an Iranian farmer's love for his, you guessed it, cow. Will the movie look at the political factors that would eventually result in the Islamic Revolution? Is it going to be more about the danger of love and deception? Will I be able to watch it without taking a break?

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