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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2001 - 14.21 July

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A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES

Category: Edition 2001

Synopsis
After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, needs an immediate operation in order to remain alive. This heartbreaking tale shows the lengths to which a family will go in order to survive in the harshest of conditions, where even the horses are fed liquor in order to work.

Original Title Zamani barayé masti asbha
Italian Title Il tempo dei Cavalli Ubriachi
Category Out of competition
Section Reload
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 80'
Production Year 2000
Directed by Bahman Ghobadi
Screenplay Bahman Ghobadi
Main cast Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini

 regista Bahman Ghobadi2009BAHMAN GHOBADI

Bahman Ghobadi (Baneh, 1 February 1969) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer of Kurdish ethnicity.
Assistant director of Abbas Kiarostami for the film The wind will take us away (Bad ma ra khahad bord) (1999) and actor for Samira Makhmalbaf for the film Lavagne (Takhté siah), after making several short films he made his feature directorial debut in 2000 with the time of drunken horses (Zamani barayé masti asbha). The film, presented in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs of the Cannes Film Festival 2000, won the Caméra d'or for best first feature and the FIPRESCI award.