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Courtesy of Miji Film

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi

2012, in Farsi and Turkish with English subtltes


96 minutes



Rhino Season

Fasle kargadan

"A haunting love story spanning three decades is the latest from the director of A Time for Drunken Horses and No One Knows About Persian Cats [shown at the MFAH in 2010]. Rhino Season is based on the tragic story of a Kurdish poet who was unjustly incarcerated during Iran's Islamic Revolution. The victim of a personal vendetta, Sahel (Behrouz Vossoughi) is thrown into prison along with his devoted wife Mina (Monica Bellucci). Inexplicably released after serving a 10-year sentence, Mina is informed by the authorities that Sahel is dead. Heartbroken, she and her two children leave Iran for Istanbul—unknowingly leaving behind her very-much-alive husband, who is forced to stay in prison for another 20 years. Finally released, Sahel sets out to find his wife, the memory of whom was the only thing that had sustained him throughout his agonizing ordeal. But after clinging to an intangible vision for so many years, what is the reality that awaits him now?" —