Bread and poem
(Nan o she'r)
Director Kiumars Poorahmad
Scriptwriter: Kiumars Poorahmad after Houshang Moradi Kermani's Majid's stories.
Cinematographer: Parviz Malekzaade
Editor: Kiumars Poorahmad
Sound: Mahmoud Samakbashi
Cast: Mehdi Bagher Beigi, Parvindokht Yazdanian, Jamshid Sadri, M. Maleki, Mohammad Ali Miandari
Production: The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Iran
Connaissance du Cinéma
122 rue La Boétie
Tel: 0033 1.43.59.01.01
35 mm, Colour, 91 min
OV Farsi with French subtitles.
Selected in Isfahan, Fajr, Tehran Film Festival
Majid is a young bread peddler who dreams of glory. He submits his poetry to a major magazine in the passionate hope of being published. One day he cornes across several pages of Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables". The book is a revelation, but he is too poor to buy the book or pay for a library card. So he steals a volume from his brother-in-law's bookshelf and temporarily replaces the coveted Hugo novel with it. Unfortunately, the brother-in-law had hidden a check in the book Majid has swiped. When the youth tries to retrieve the book he finds it has been checked out. It's only the beginning of Majid 's troubles.