Screenshot Saturday: The Poetic Trilogy (Arrow Academy)


Studio: Arrow Academy

Release Date: August 28th, 2018

Region Code: REGION FREE

Disc Count: 2

Screenshot Saturday is a new feature here at The Big Movie House.com where, every Saturday, we will post screenshots for blu-ray releases, both upcoming and already released. Not every blu-ray gets its day to shine, so we wanted to put a bit of focus on those blu-rays. This is will be a weekly feature so come back every Saturday for a brand new edition.

GABBEH (1997)


Release Date: June 25th, 1997 (theatrical)

Run Time: 75 mins

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: LPCM 2.0

Starring: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, and Rogheih Moharami 

Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rating: Not Rated (Contains nothing objectionable)

An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose history is depicted in the design of the gabbeh, and the rug recounts the story of the courtship of the young woman by a stranger from the clan.















THE SILENCE (1998)


Release Date: September 9th, 1998 (theatrical)

Run Time: 76 mins

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: LPCM 2.0

Starring: Tahmineh Normatova, Nadereh Abdelahyeva, and Goibibi Ziadolahyeva

Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rating: Not Rated (Contains nothing objectionable)
Because of his special gift in identifying objects by the sounds they make, a blind young boy is employed as a string instrument tuner in a small village in Tajikistan. He may be blind but that does not mean he cannot see. On his way to work, he could tell the quality of the bread the young girls along the streets are peddling by simply touching their ware. His world is made more colorful and quaint because of his sensitivity to his surroundings. The only problem is that he is easily "tempted" by street musicians' performances and arrives late at work.
















THE GARDENER (2012)


Release Date: October 8th, 2012 (theatrical)

Run Time: 87 mins

Picture: 1080p (1.78:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: LPCM 2.0

Starring: Ririva Eona Mabi, Paula Asadi, and Bal Kumari Gurung

Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rating: Not Rated (Contains nothing objectionable)
The Gardener is a surreal film made using documentary-style techniques via the cameras of father and son (the Makhmalbafs) who go to Israel to learn about a religion (Baha'i faith) that they don't know much due to its taboo status in the country of both the filmmaker and the faith's birth - Iran.














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