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Two New Scripts by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Fri, 18/06/2004 - 00:00

Mohsen Makhmalbaf whose recent script ‘Amnesia’ was published in the Iranian press has asked Mohammad Ahmadi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb to direct two of his other scripts titled ‘Poet of the Wastes’ and ‘The Day the Earthquake Strikes Tehran’. Both these scripts were first written in 2003 and have recently been revised. Mohsen Makhmalbaf states: “I am jinxed, just the minute I finished rewriting the script ‘The Day the Earthquake Strikes Tehran’, Tehran was actually struck by an earthquake. Of course the script title is a metaphor but I was taken aback by the coincidence. Does this mean that artists too like horses sense an earthquake moments before it strikes?”