Film Screening and film discussion (As part of Dariush Mehrjui season)
Film: The Cow
Director: Darush Mehrjui
Date: Sunday 20 December 2015
Venue: Cinema Cottage London
Admission is free; booking required
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بخشی از نگاهی به آثار داریوش مهرجویی
نمایش و بررسی فيلم سينمایی گاو
یکشنبه 20 دسامبر
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The Cow (Persian: گاو, Gāv or Gāāv) is a 1969 Iranian film directed by Dariush Mehrjui, written by Gholam-Hossein Saedi based on his own play and novel, and starring Ezzatolah Entezami as Masht Hassan. Critics widely consider it the first film of the Iranian New Wave.
The story begins by showcasing the close relationship between a middle-aged Iranian villager Masht Hassan and his beloved cow. Hassan is married but has no children. His only valuable property is a cow that he cherishes the only cow in the village. When Hassan must leave the village for a short time, the pregnant cow is found dead in the barn. Hassan’s fellow villagers fear his reaction and cover up the evidence of the death and tell him upon his return that his cow has run away. Finding great difficulty confronting the loss of his beloved cow, as well the loss of livestock that affects his social stature at the village, Hassan gradually goes insane following a nervous breakdown and believes he is the cow, adopting such mannerisms as eating hay. His wife and the villagers try in vain to restore his sanity. The film ends with Hassan’s death.
|Directed by||Dariush Mehrjui|
|Produced by||Dariush Mehrjui|
|Written by||Dariush Mehrjui
Gholam Hossein Saedi
|Music by||Hormoz Farhat|