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Cinema

Tappe-haye Marlik

Venice Classics

Director:
Ebrahim Golestan
Production:
Golestan Film Studio
Running Time:
15’
Language:
Farsi
Country:
Iran
Year:
1963
Main Cast:
(documentary)
Screenplay:
Ebrahim Golestan
Cinematographer:
Soleiman Minassian
Editor:
Ebrahim Golestan
Music:
Morteza Hannaneh
Restoration:
Ecran Noir Productions, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
Notes:
voice-overs Ebrahim Golestan, Brian Spooner

Synopsis

While watching the film, it’s impossible not to recall Les Statues meurent aussi (Statues also Die, 1953), with both films drawing converging lines between man, art, and death, and sharing a both poetic and political approach to history. Technically, it appears that Golestan has adopted some of the ways in which the Marker-Resnais-Cloquet team detach statues and other objects from their surroundings, to display them against a purely cinematic black background, giving the statues the sense of volume they need.
Ehsan Khoshbakht

Director’s Statement

The first time that I saw the exhibition of the objects found at Marlik I was attracted by two small statues: the male and the female deities of fecundity. In the goddess statue I observed an affirmation of life, and in the statue of the erect god, who was holding a vessel, I noticed that he was dispensing the water of life. Death was a green circle of rust left on a stone—from a smashed hood—and life, life was all the fruits, and grains and the memories of intelligence. Also of my hopes and my desire. Simpler than this?

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Ecran Noir Productions
16 Boulevard Saint Germain
75005 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 619424532
ecrannoirprod@gmail.com
http://www.ecrannoir.fr/

PRODUCTION 2: FONDAZIONE CINETECA DI BOLOGNA
via Riva Reno 72
40122 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 2194214
cinetecadirezione@cineteca.bologna.it
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: Golestan Film Studio

WORLD SALES:
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Ecran Noir Productions
Tel. +39 051 219 4826 / +39 051 6018 607
cinetecadirezione@cineteca.bologna.it / ecrannoirprod@gmail.com
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it / http://www.ecrannoir.fr/

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva Reno 72
40122 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 219 4826
cinetecadirezione@cineteca.bologna.it

PRESS OFFICE: Andrea Ravagnan - Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
via Riva Reno 72
40122 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 2194833
cinetecaufficiostampa@cineteca.bologna.it
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it


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