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ZAMANI BARAYE DOUST DASHTAN (A time to love)


DQ winner Lucas 2009
Director: Ebrahim Forouzesh
Country: Iran
Year: 2008
Length: 85 Minutes

Because of his significant physical handicap, Babak stands out everywhere and is therefore unbelievably embarrassing to his brother Afshin. The worst is on the playground where the other children make fun of him. The situation escalates when his father loses his job and blames Babak. In order to ‘protect’ his family, he sees only one solution: Babak should remain isolated and alone at home in his room. When one of Afshin’s friends from school notices this one day, he tells his teacher the whole truth. The film depicts a family heavily burdened by shame and a lack of understanding for an illness, for whom the school finally becomes an integrative place.

Babak’s brother is ashamed of him, the other children tease him, and when his father loses his job and blames his son’s handicap, he decides to isolate Babak in his room.

Production/World Sales:
Farabi Cinema Foundation
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