Writer. Director: Bahman Ghobadi
2000, Color, 80 min., Iran
A feature-length interpretation of the director’s internationally acclaimed short documentary Life In Fog (an IFVC production). This film focuses on a boy named Ayoub and his brothers and sisters in the remote area of Kurdestan. When their father, who smuggles goods along the Iraqi border, is killed by a mine, Ayoub is forced to take up where his father left off. Their troubles are not made any easier by the fact that their brother Madi, who is handicapped both physically and mentally, desperately needs an operation. This heart-wrenching film gives a glimpse into the lives of a people little known in the Western world. Winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, 2000.