Keswick Film Club - Whisper With The Wind

Friday 11th February 4:00 PM

Whisper With The Wind (Sirta la gal ba)

Director: Shahram Aldi Country: Iraq
Cert: TBC Year: 2009 Length: 88 mins Language: Kurdish
Whisper With The Wind

Audience Reaction

Score: 68.52% Attendance: 107

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Synopsis

When a guerrilla commander asks a postman, Man Baldar, to record the cry of his newborn son, it's the beginning of a long journey. He travels between villages in Iraqi Kurdistan, trying to deliver messages between families separated by the raging war. The beauty of the landscape contrasts evocatively with the horrors (mostly off-screen) of battle. Aldi's poetic style won him Critics' Week prizes at Cannes, and Best Film at the International Eurarab film festival in Amal, Spain. '

Critics

open_quote Shahram Aldi has made a masterful film, deeply sensitive, moving but never facile. close_quote Nicolas Gilli, Filmosphere



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