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Atlan East Coast Premiere
November 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm$5 – $8
Beautifully shot feature that unfolds more like a drama than a documentary, Atlan tells the story of Turkman horse trainer Ali in the rural Northeastern region of Iran. Horses are an inseparable part of life in the semi-traditional environment of the Turkmen Sahara. One horse called Ilhlan is Ali”s favorite, but he must sell Ilhlan in order to pay for his wedding. The diary-like narrative is presented via Ali”s voice-over and accompanied by beautiful, broad vistas of the inhospitable Turkmen landscape, impressions of the well-attended races, and images of powerful horses. A slice of life film that depicts a subject few outside the region have laid eyes on, this film embodies an exciting new movement within Iranian cinema.
Part of the New Directions in Iranian Cinema Showcase.