Dance of Dust


Time Out says

There's scant plot (what little there is concerns the blossoming, unspoken friendship between two child labourers) and even less dialogue in this determinedly poetic semi-documentary account of life in a remote, windswept desert village whose economy and very survival depends on brick making. Instead, the fragmented sequence of vivid, extraordinarily beautiful, sometimes surreal images focuses on a number of repeated leitmotifs - most notably human faces and the elements - to create an impressionistic portrait of hardship, spiritual strength and human solidarity. At first it all seems a little too self-consciously arty, but after a while it does weave a mesmerising spell; indeed, admirers of Vigo's A Propos de Nice, Herzog's Fata Morgana, or the more abstract flights of fancy by Pasolini or Paradjanov will probably succumb to its strange magic.

By: GA


Release details

73 mins

Cast and crew

Abolfazl Jalili
Abolfazl Jalili
Mahmood Khosravi
Limua Rahi
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