Kur­dish film re­view: “Mar­dan”

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - H.G. Has­san

"Mar­dan" is a Kur­dish drama film di­rected and writ­ten by Batin Ghobadi; star­ring Hos­sein Hasan, Helly Luv, and Feyyaz Du­man. The story it­self re­volves around po­lice of­fi­cer Mar­dan who suf­fers from un­told trau­mas of his tragic child­hood.

Mar­dan is hired by a Kur­dish woman called Leila whose hus­band goes miss­ing. The rea­son that Leila hired Mar­dan to in­ves­ti­gate her hus­band's dis­ap­pear­ance is due to the fact that he was car­ry­ing a large amount of cash with him so she thinks that he didn't dis­ap­pear on his own free will.

Deb­o­rah Young, from The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, has some­thing to say about the award nom­i­nated film, "A strong sense of place em­anates from cine­matog­ra­pher Saba Mazioum’s care­fully con­trolled colours, of­fer­ing a fresh per­spec­tive on the ma­jes­tic land­scape which plays such a key role in the film. The same can be said for the mod­ern eth­nic score by Kay­han Kal­hor, which has an orig­i­nal ap­peal."

"Madarin" is great film that ex­plores the depth of hu­man con­cious­ness. Mar­dan isn't an, ini­tially, easy char­ac­ter to get along with and his nat­u­rally brood­ing and angst na­ture turns off the au­di­ence but as the film de­vel­ops, we get to ex­plore his char­ac­ter even more. The mes­sage isn't an ex­plicit one but, rather, it's an im­plicit one, giv­ing the au­di­ence to fully un­der­stand the com­plex lay­ers in which Ghobadi puts up.

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