Whisper with the Wind

Sirta la gal ba
Iraq, 2009
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Scr.: Shahram Alidi
Phot.: Turaj Aslani
Editor: Haydeh Safi-Yari
Cast: Fakhed Mohammad Barzani, Maryam Boubani,Omer Chawshin, Bistoun Ali Ghader
Forgalmazó/Distributor: Umedia
Format: 35 mm
88 mins

Mam Baldar, the winged uncle, is a postman like no other who, for many years, has travelled among the mountainous villages of Iraqi Kurdistan recording and delivering people’s messages. One day, a partisan commander asks him to make a recording of his newborn child’s first cry. Mam sets off to find the commander’s village and, once there, is informed that all the children in the area, as well as the commander’s pregnant wife, have been evacuated to a far-off valley. Mam at once heads out for the valley. Surreal Kurdish drama Whisper with the Wind is a fairly esoteric but occasionally poignant portrait of a land ravaged by decades of conflict from all five of its borders.



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