The Carpet of Wood

The Wooden Carpet or Farseh Chob (Persian: فرش چوب) is a 2008 Iran documentary film by Iranian Kurd director Abdolrahman Mirani, and co-produced by Honasra Qanun Institute.[2]

The Wooden Carpet
Directed byAbdolrahman Mirani
Produced byHonasraye Ghanoon Ins.
CinematographyAbdolrahman Mirani
Edited byHayedeh Daysi
Release date
2008
Running time
18:15 [1]
CountryIran
LanguageKurdish

SynopsisEdit

We are in a village in the Kermanshah region, on the border between Iran and Iraq. This territory, at the foot of Mounts Zagros at about 1,400 metres altitude, is very poor and isolated. A flood has destroyed the only bridge so communications with the village are cut. This event mobilised the whole community, which started to work tirelessly in order to reconstruct the bridge. The documentary film narrates, step by step, every small effort made by all the inhabitants of the village, whether they are men, women, elderly people or children. The final result is, in its naturalness and spontaneity, really amazing: a long bridge made from trunks and branches finely intertwined, as if it were a decorated carpet suspended between the two banks.[1]

AwardsEdit

  • Won – François Ode Award (International Short Film Festival in Hamburg), 2009[3]
  • Won – Bansko Town prize (Bansko Mountain Film Festival Awards), 2008[4]
  • Won - Paras International Documentary Short (Leeds International Film Festival), 2009[5]
  • International Film Festival in Ankara in 2008
  • International Film Festival in Leeds (England), 2009
  • International Short Film Festival in Tehran in 2009
  • International Mountain Film Festival in Trento, 2009
  • International Film Festival in Uppsala (Sweden), 2009
  • Festival “Black International Cinema” in Berlin in 2009[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "THE WOODEN CARPET". Trento Film Festival. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "دستاوردهای تازهٔ "فرش چوب" در گفتگو با عبدالرحمن میرانی". Islah Web (in Persian). جماعت دعوت و اصلاح ایران. December 14, 2009. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Award winners of the 25th International Short Film Festival 2009". Cinema Without Borders. 2009. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Bansko Mountain Film Festival Awards Announced، bansko.info - news, features, events, hotels and apartments in Bansko, Bulgaria.
  5. ^ "Leeds International Film Festival" (in Finnish). SpaceBimBom. December 21, 2014. Archived from the original on April 28, 2015. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Lance (November 20, 2009). "International Mountain Film Festival 2009 - Full Guide & Timetable". Bansko Blog. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)

External linksEdit

"THE WOODEN CARPET". Trento Film Festival. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)