Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Shower of Flowers"

From time to time, I would remember "Shower of Flowers" or "Flower Storm" a remarkable film I saw in Iran in 1972. This animated film was made by Ali Akbar Sadeghi.
"This animated film, based on Persian miniatures, tells of the inhabitants of two towns in the Middle Ages who live in peace and harmony until their kings start to fight over a bird they both have shot down while hunting. War breaks out, but children, during the night, substitute flowers for the cannon bails. The next day, there is-not a battle-but a flower storm."
I'd love to see it one more time!
Watch The Rook by him, Ali Akbar Sadeghi the great artist from Iran.

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