Bag of Rice

Still from Bag of Rice

Saturday, 14 February 2015: Bag of Rice

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Mohammad-Ali Talebi, Iran/Japan 1998, 80 mins, U

"Talebi’s disarming film starts as an odd-couple adventure, then opens out into something profound and unforgettable." Filmhouse

A small child and her elderly neighbour have all kinds of mundane but interesting adventures in the streets of Tehran to get a sack of rice. An unusual child movie, it is utterly unpredictable, very humane and extremely warm in its depiction of normal every day people.

The second part of a Mohammad-Ali Talebi double bill, with Willow and Wind. Dinner at a local restaurant, and special ticket prices, ia also available.

"The writer brilliantly shows how painful it is not to be old, but to grow old before your time." Ehsan Khoshbakht

Further reading

  1. Cinema of Childhood
  2. Mohammed-Ali Talebi and Mark Cousins in conversation
  3. The Seventh Art