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i’ll meet you there.

In All, Cinema on March 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

bread, flower, girl.

Moshen Makhmalbaf is one of Iran’s most celebrated directors.

When he was 17 and still a student, he stabbed a policeman during an anti-Shah demonstration. He was imprisoned for 5 years. Years later he made amends with the man he stabbed. In 1996 he made the film A Moment of Innocence (Nun va Goldoon) based on the incident.

Unequivocally one of the most important pieces of filmmaking in cinematic history, quietly climaxing toward one conclusion, best expressed by Rumi:

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

You can watch the entire film with closed captioned english subtitles here.