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Marriage Of The Blessed

Synopsis:
After Partial recovery from the impact of explosion waves, Haji a young combatant leaves hospital and advised by doctors to get married for perfect recuperation. His fiancée’s father is a businessman who is planning to marry his daughter to a rich man. While resolving the problem of marriage, Haji gains a new understanding of social problems. He relapses during the wedding and is taken back to hospital. Going over recent events he comes to the conclusion that battle front is the only place for him, and leaves the hospital before complete recovery.

Director's View: 

My friend, my friend’s brother, one of my relatives and a lot of my acquaintances have been seized by explosion waves. Their behavior has attracted my attention. In this film I have tried to acquaint you with the situation of a soldier photographer, whom has been seized by explosion waves; with his aims, what makes him happy or what makes him upset. My mother says that the hero of your movie has been seized by the social waves. And the psychologists of my research resource believe that explosion wave is a primary impact and if the patient’s condition is appropriate he would recover very soon. Haji, the main character of my story, is after recovery and is looking for appropriate conditions for his health. The doctor advises him to set up his wedding as soon as possible…… In this movie I accompanied him for his wedding preparations step by step ……….

Titles: 

Original Title: Arousiye Khoban
Screenwriter, Set Designer, Editor & Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
 
 
Cast:
Mahmoud Bigham
Roya Nownahali
Mohsen Zehtab
Hossein Moslemi
Ebrahim Abadi
Iraj Saghiri
Esmat Makhmalbaf
Hossein Hossienkhani
Ameneh Kholdebarin
Karim Zargar
Director of Photography: Ali-Reza Zarrindast
Music: Babak Bayat
Script supervisor: Fatemeh Meshkini
Make-Up: Abdollah Eskandari
Dubbing: Manouchehr Esmaeeli
1989, color / B&W, 70 mins.
 

Festivals: 
  1. The 7th Fajr International Film Festival, Iran 1989.
    Nominated for 6 Awarded & Awarded “best actress”.
  2. The 42nd Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland 1989.
  3. The 18th Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, Portugal 1989.
  4. The 14th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong 1990.
  5. “A Decade of Iranian Cinema 1980-90” at UCLA, USA 1990.
  6. The 15th Toronto International Film Festival, Canada 1990.
  7. The 38th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain 1990.
  8. The Festival of Iranian Film at The film Center of Chicago, USA 1990.
  9. The Festival of Iranian Film at the Media Arts Center- Cornell Theatre, New York, USA 1990.
  10. The Festival of Iranian Film at Wexner Arts Center, Columbus, USA 1990.
     
  11. Iranian Film Festival at Cinema Utopia, Paris-France 1990.
  12. The Festival of Iranian Film at The Harvard Film Archive, USA 1990.
  13. The Festival of Iranian Film at The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA 1990.
  14. The Festival of Iranian Film at the American Film Institute, Washington DC, USA 1990.
  15. The Festival of Iranian Film at The International Museum of Photography of Rochester, USA 1990.
  16. The Festival of Iranian Film at The International House of Philadelphia, USA 1990.
  17. The Festival of Iranian Film at Filmoteca de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 1991.
  18. The Festival of Iranian Films in Vienna, Austria 1991.
  19. The 10th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada 1991.
  20. The Festival of Iranian Films in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1991.
     
  21. The Festival of Iranian Films in Montevideo, Uruguay 1991.
  22. The Festival of Iranian Films in Santiago, Chile 1991. 
  23. The 35th London Film Festival, UK 1991.
  24. The Festival of Iranian Films in NFT / British Film Institute, London, UK 1992.
  25. The 17th Toronto International Film Festival of festivals, Canada 1992.
  26. Iranian Film Festival at Cinema Utopia, “Close-Up of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”, Paris-France 1992. 
  27. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, USA 1992.
  28. The 21st La Rochelle International Film Festival, France 1993.
  29. The Festival of Iranian Films in New Delhi India 1994.
  30. The Festival of Iranian Films in London’s NFT, UK 1994.
     
  31. The 18th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong 1994.
  32. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Madrid Autonoma University, Spain 1994.
  33. The 8th Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore 1995.
  34. The 19th Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil 1995.
    Awarded “The Critics’ Prize” for all films
  35. The 36th Thesaloniki International Film Festival, Greece 1995.
  36. The Festival of Iranian Films in 13 cities of France, 1995.
  37. The 14th Turin International Festival of young Cinema, Italy 1996.
  38. The Festival of Iranian Films, France 1996.
  39. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto,Canada 1997.
  40. The Festival of Iranian Films at Montreal Conservatoire, Canada 1997.
     
  41. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada 1997.
  42. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Northwest Film Center, Portland, 1997.
  43. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Film Center of Chicago, USA 1997.
  44. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA 1997.“A Tribute to Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  45. Festival of Film From The South, Copenhagen, Denmark 1997.
  46. Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, USA 1997.
  47. Museum of Modern Art of New York, USA 1997.
  48. Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, USA 1997.
  49. The Festival of Iranian Films at Cleveland Cinematheque, Canada 1997.
    “A Tribute to Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  50. The Festival of Iranian Films at The UCLA Film Archive, USA 1997.
    “A Tribute to Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
     
  51. A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Sweden 1998.
  52. The 14th Calcutta International Film Festival, India 1998.
  53. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Royal Film Archive, Brussels, Belgium 1999.
  54. The Festival of Iranian Films in Vienna, Austria 1999.
  55. The Festival of Iranian Films at Slovenian Film Museum, Slovenia 1999.
  56. The festival of Iranian Films in Jordan, 2000.
  57. The Festival of Iranian films in Leipzig 2000.
    “A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  58. The Festival of Iranian films in Bangladesh 2000.
    “A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  59. The Festival of Iranian films in India 2000.
    “A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  60. The Festival of Iranian films in New Delhi 2001.
    “A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
     
  61. The Festival of Iranian films in St Petersburg 2001.
    “A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  62. Calcutta Film Festival, India 2001.
  63. Moscow Film Festival, Russia 2001.
    “Retrospective of Makhmalbaf Film House”
  64. A retrospective of "Mohsen Makhmalbaf”in Madras,Banglore,Viji Vada,Haydarabad , India 2001
  65. Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh 2002. 
    “A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”