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Deserted Station
A film by Alireza Raisian

88 minutes, fiction, color, Farsi w/ English subtitles, 2002

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Synopsis

In this lyrical and intimately nuanced story conceived by Abbas Kiarostami and starring Leila Hatami (from Dariush Mehrjui's Leila), a photographer and his young wife are stranded in a remote Iranian village after their car breaks down. The only adult inhabitant leaves with the photographer to find help, while the woman takes over the duties of teaching the village children - whose parents are nowhere to be found.


Reviews

"A delightful performance by Leila Hatami. PUT DESERTED STATION ON YOUR MUST-SEE LIST!" - New York Post

"Both intensely thoughtful and wonderful to look at." - Hollywood Reporter

"Unearthly beauty... Kiarostami’s signature themes are abundant." - Village Voice

"Gorgeous! A journey well worth taking." - SF Weekly

"A valuable addition to a ‘literature’ whose characteristics are now internationally well-established." - New York Times

"For filmgoers who like dramas that are spare yet evocative, that focus on the subtleties of relationships, and that feature foreign settings completely off the beaten path, 'Deserted Station' will be a masterpiece." - San Francisco Chronicle

" Intimate and engaging!" - Christian Science Monitor

"Glorious! Refreshing!… 'Deserted Station' is a modern gem of Iran’s always interesting filmmaking industry." - Box Office


Disc Features

●  Biographies
●  Photo Gallery
●  Iranian Trailer Gallery


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