After thirty years spent in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel finally walks free. Now the one thing keeping him alive is the thought of finding his wife Mina, who thinks he is long dead and has since moved to Turkey. Sahel sets out on an Istanbul-bound search.
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The excess of symbology and significant results in the cancellation of what is to reveal and only demonstrates an imposition of meaning. And its demonstration. Furthermore, the bad taste is dominant.
The opposite of the cine-biographical metaphors by Paradjanov and Mani Kaul or the staged realism of Richard Dindo.
Ghobadi has crafted a film that is poetic and perfectly in tune with the turmoil of a man betrayed and wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years. Evocatively shot with restrained performances and impressive sound design, Rhino Season demonstrates the heartbreak of a broken life and the stripping of free will. Metaphors like the giant tree are both visually impressive and powerfully clear. 4 stars
Unfortunately,the life (the history) is full of the executioners who try to black the light of our lives.Then,an existance fight starts at the same time.Even the ages pass,the moment is stable,our family or the ones we dedicated, they are still alive.The torture is forever...