The White Meadows

The White Meadows

Still from The White Meadows. (Dir. Mohammad Rasoulof, 2009)

Part of the Asian Reflections summer film series

Dir. Mohammad Rasoulof
Iran, 2009 l 92 min.
In Persian with English subtitles

A boatman navigates the otherworldly salt islands of Iran's Lake Urmia to listen to people's heartaches and take away their tears. As he witnesses misguided attempts to appease the gods and make the land green,, whether by offering a bride to the sea or penalizing a painter who sees in different colors, the boatman remains powerless. A contemporary Odysseus or Gulliver, his travels reveal a world woven from both dream and nightmare, where the collective conquers the individual. Winner of Best Actor and AsiaAfrica Special Jury Prizes at the Dubai Film Festival, this film is an allegory of intolerance, brutality and superstition, fixating on the act of ritual as both an uplifting and destructive force that governs human behavior.

The White Meadows is co-presented by The Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2011 film series.

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Event Details

30 July 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Grand Cinema, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon (Kowloon Station, MTR), Hong Kong

General: HK$65 | Asia Society members, students, seniors: $HK50