The Jar - 1992

Directed by Ebrahim Forouzesh

The children of a remote desert school must find a way to repair or replace their broken water container.

Color, 1 hour 40 minutes, Farsi

Original Title: Khomreh

Trailer currently not available, Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)

Star Rating


Firouzan Rank # 29

Cast


Behzad Khodaveisi  
Fatemeh Arzeh  
Abbas Khavaninzadeh  

Crew


Writer Ebrahim Forouzesh
Director Ebrahim Forouzesh
Producer Ali Reza Zarrin
Director of Photography Iraj Safavi
Sound Recordist Hassan Zahedi
Behrouz Abedini
Editor Chengiz Seyyed
Sound Mixer Mohammad Haghighi
Music Mohammad Reza Aligholi

Pictures


Chaos in the line for water.

Chaos in the line for water.

The school's teacher is unhappy with his students' behavior.

The school's teacher is unhappy with his students' behavior.

A leak is discovered.

A leak is discovered.

The teacher pleads with one of the student's fathers to come and fix the school's jar.

The teacher pleads with one of the student's fathers to come and fix the school's jar.

Embarrased his father may not show up.

Embarrassed his father may not show up.

When the father is a no-show, his son is teased by the class troublemaker.

When the father is a no-show, his son is teased by the class troublemaker.

After finally taking a look at the jar, the father determines that he needs ash, lime, and eggs to fix it.

After finally taking a look at the jar, the father determines that he needs ash, lime, and eggs to fix it.

The students are instructed to bring ash, lime, and eggs from home.

The students are instructed to bring ash, lime, and eggs from home.

Not all of the eggs make it in one piece.

Not all of the eggs make it in one piece.

Drinking from the creek.

Drinking from the creek.

DVD


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External Reviews


By Caryn James The New York Times

The ending of "The Jar," a small Iranian film, is pretty much the same as that of the Michelle Pfeiffer hit "Dangerous Minds," in which a beleaguered schoolteacher threatens to call it quits. Don't be fooled by that. Nothing else about the two movies is similar. In fact, "The Jar," which opens today at Film Forum 1, might be a case study of a typical film from Iran, whose cinema is increasingly respected. Continued



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