Still Life: Shahid Sales

"Tabee'ate Beejaan" directed by Sohrab Shahid Sales (1974)

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Splendid Choice!

by msabaye on

That is a great clip! Thanks.

Azarin Sadegh

A true Iranian masterpiece

by Azarin Sadegh on

This movie had a huge impact on moved me beyond words and as a teenager I had a hard time to digest its harsh reality. It expanded my views and at the same time shrank my natural sense of optimism. It drew a dark line over the bright horizon of the future as I used to imagine made me older than what I was..and way more appreciative of what I had and where I was.

It also opened my eyes to the beauty surrounding me, the beauty hidden in simple things. It forced me to look at the pain of the non-events.

But also it made me aware of Iran's splendid nature and its beautiful people no matter how old they were. 

I really love this movie.

Thank you so much for posting these videos! Azarin  


Splendid choice!

by Souri on

What a good choice, dear Mehrdadm.

Sohrab Shaid-Sales was one of my idols when I was young. He was at least 50 years ahead of his time. I regret his death. For an artist who was so much in love with his country, he had to die abroad, in solitude.

It is sad how we loose our great talented artists, like Sohrab Shaid-Sales and Babak Bayat.
I had the chance to interview Shahid-Sales for a local newspaper. I was around 15/16 at that time. He was intelligent and as we say:avant-guard. the impact on me was so great that I became immediately a fan! Though at first, I was too critical of him for having used a little boy(Mohamad Zamani) in his movie "Yek etefaagh saadeh"........

He explained me everything about that. How he got that idea and why he made that choice.....The meeting with him, was really an eye opening for me. We kept the friendship for some while, through the mail, then he was too busy and had to travel a that was ended.

Years later, when I just came here in Canada, I learned about his death, after a long illness, I've got so sad.

May his soul rests in peace. Men like him are very rare in our society.

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