Kur­dish Film Re­view: Jani Gal

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

"Jani Gal", di­rected by Ira­nian film maker Jamil Rostami and writ­ten by Khosro Sina, is a 100 minute film re­leased in 2007, July. The movie re­volves around mar­ried a Kur­dish man, Jwamer, who lives in Su­lay­ma­niah, Kur­dis­tan dur­ing the 1940's time pe­riod.

Jwamer lives a per­fectly or­di­nary and happy life un­til one day, his preg­nant wife un­ex­pect­edly goes into labour and he's forced to quickly find a mid­wife to safely de­liver his child. On a stroke of bad luck and mere co­in­ci­dence, he finds him­self in the midst of a vi­o­lent protest where he gets se­ri­ously in­jured. Jwamer then gets wrongly con­victed as the ring leader of the po­lit­i­cal protest, sentenced to jail. After spend­ing ten years be­hind bars, he's fi­nally free and now that he's out, he looks for his wife and child.

"Jani Gal" is one of the most re­fresh­ing for­eign drama films in a very long time, filled to the brim with sus­pense and heart shat­ter­ing scenes. It's a down-to-earth film that man­ages to break through the daily men­dac­ity that peo­ple coat their ev­ery day lives with. The plot of the film has a nice me­an­der­ing flow to it, break­ing only to gal­va­nize the au­di­ence into right­eous fury or sad­ness. "Jani Gal" is def­i­nitely an ex­pe­ri­ence worth go­ing through.

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