Tales of Kish

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Les contes de Kish

Tales of Kish

(Ghesse haye kish)

by Mohsen Makhmalbaf



Les contes de Kish

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Script: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Cineamtographer: Mohammad Ahmadi

Editing: Maysam Makhmalbaf

Sound: Nezam Khiaee

Cast: Mohammad A. Babhan, Nourieh Mahigiran

Production: Kish Productions

ARP Distribution
13 rue jean Mermoz
75 008 Paris
Tel: 0033
Fax: 0033
Mail: mh@arpselection.eu

Year: 1999

35 mm, Colour, 72 min, 
OV Farsi with French Subtitles

Cannes Film Festival 1999

Three film-makers and an island in the middle of the Persian Gulf.

The Greek Boat by Nasser Taghvai
the sea has brought back boxes which strangely disturb a shop keeper's wife working on the island's shore.

The Ring by Abolfazl Jalili
A provincial young man, whose family cannot finance his studies, illegally comes on the island to find a job.

The Door by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
A man who owns nothing but the door of his house, wanders on the arid land of the island. His daughter follows him; she is veiled and keeps a goat on a lead. The post-man comes on his bicycle; he has a letter for him. The old man puts down the door, opens it and takes the letter. When he realises it is a love letter for his daughter, he tears if off. He closes the door and puts it back on his shoulders...

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