Sootedelan

sootedelan by doodle_juice
sootedelan, a photo by doodle_juice on Flickr.

Directed by Ali Hatami, staring Behrouz Vosoughi and Shohreh Aghdashlou and Jamshid Mashayekhi.
A wonderful emotional film about a mentally disabled man who finds genuine love with young beautiful prostitute.

The characters found solace in each other’s company and together they relived a lost childhood. They liked to make and place toy windmills in flower pots and I chose that for the Art work.

This was the film that introduced Shohreh Aghdashlou as a new young talent. The film was unique for its story line and was very much in line with poetic allegories used in Iranian Cinema. Later in post-revolution times i.e. the 80s I was fortunate enough to meet Shohreh Aghdashlou. As a young student I was living within a community of Artists in East end of London and at the time she along her husband Hooshang Touzi were trying to rejuvenate their acting and theatre directing careers and needed actors. Unfortunately I wasn’t in that particular play. I had a nice cup of tea with her at home and watched their rehearsals. She later became an Oscar nominee for Best supporting actress in “House of Sand and fog”.

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