Marooned in Iraq

Dir. Bahman Ghobadi (2003). Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi’s music-fueled road movie is set on the Iraq-Iran border in the gruesome aftermath of the first Gulf War. Cast with non-actors and crowded with cartoon bluster, Marooned turns increasingly grim as its troubadours approach Iraq; lusty and heartfelt, it has a visual energy that’s almost Breughelian and a humanist passion as contagious as its music.
Wed., April 14, 4 p.m.; Thu., April 15, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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