Tinar

Direction
Year 
2009
Country
  • Iran
Duration
72min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

A ten-year-old cowherd named Ghasem lives and labors in the foothills of majestic mountains not far from the Iranian city of Babol. His mother is dead, and his father and stepmother sometimes beat him; his older brother preferred to get away. Ghasem works alone most of the year and thus his only companions are the cows which he lovingly tends and sometimes even sings to. In his sensitively constructed and visually sophisticated portrait, Iranian director Mahdi Moniri presents a boy who has been deprived of a carefree childhood. Instead he is forced, under difficult conditions, to take care of himself and the herd of cows entrusted to him. Accompanied by poetic footage and traditional music, young Ghasem acquaints us with the work responsibilities he handles remarkably well and without any trace of pathos. He also tells us his dreams: to learn to read and write, and even more pressing, to escape the life of a lonely cowherd.

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Details

  • Original title
    Tinar
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mahdi Moniri
  • DOP
    Mahdi Moniri
  • Editing
    Mohammad Moeen Karimoddini
  • Music
    Esmail Jafari Jamnani
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production

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