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  • Actors: Ali Nicksolat, Saeed Orkani
  • Directors: Mitra Hadjar Rafi Pitts, Rafi Pitts
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Farsi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 23 April 2007
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MR9F6G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,224 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Iranian drama about a worker's family left behind when he leaves to seek work abroad. A young Iranian man, desperate and with his family facing grim financial straits, decides to move abroad to seek work. His family, after not hearing from him in an increasingly long time, begins to doubt he'll be back at all. Things are further complicated when an itinerant mechanic arrives in town and sets his eye on the mother of the family, after hearing she no longer has a husband.

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Bleak,real landscapes,in a wintry setting.Not a Tehran of hype or rhetoric.This is a dirty, working class downbeat area.The men in this landscape of desolation are interchangeable and their fates somewhat similar.One comes and one goes.Both are after work and a new life.Although there is no happiness here: this is alife totally consumed by work,the need for work,the way men define their manhood through work.This film was made for Iranians as much as for outsiders.To show them their own lives. It has a mystery,no meaning is imposed,the viewer is free to come to their own conclusions.The attractive young wife left behind by one man is courted and married by another.No kissing is shown or the holding of hands(not allowed),just a spirited conversation and smile of deeply shy people.Like the red slap of winter on the sky's face.This has no stereotype images.The train is the only way out of there.One thing noticeable was we never really explore the young woman's feelings.Yet the actress who plays her has some celebrity as an actress.The men are all non actors,all work really as mechanics.A strange dichotomy.
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Located in the snowy winters of Iran's alternately grim and beautiful capital 'Tehran', Raffi Pitts' 'It's Winter' is a superb exploration of ordinary life, social conduct, and personal relationships, in a film that maintains the superbly natural feel of the modern Iranian cinema of directors like Abbas Kiarostami. The film's main focus deals with a newly arrived stranger, Marhab, who falls for a local woman whose husband has travelled abroad in search of work, and appears to have either abandoned contact with her, or disappeared altogether. The curious dynamic of the relationship which is created is an intriguing one, and the realism of their burgeoning relationship is one of the highlights of the film, as is Marhab's frustration and friendship with the independent Ali Reza; with whom he goes to work in search of stable employment.

The characterisation of the film, as well as its natural evocation of the tough beauty of Iran's capital, is superb, but the cinematography of 'It's Winter' is perhaps the film's most notable calling card. Ramshackle workplaces, warm hostels, and snow covered train tracks all stick in the mind as beautiful, poignant images of the film's exploration of the drifting self in society, and the attempt to establish oneself in a new, and sometimes hostile terrain. There's little one can complain about in 'It's Winter', besides its being a little too much on the short side. For those not used to or frustrated by World Cinema, the film may appear rather slow and without much in the way of traditional 'action'; but for a poignant, honest and unsentimentalised look at the human condition, and the lives of those in Modern Iran; 'It's Winter' is a hugely engaging and informative watch. Genuinely superb.
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The term `poetic' is thrown about a great deal by writers describing the films of various directors - sometimes it's appropriate...other times not so much. In the case of It's winter, it's perfectly apt.

Rafi Pitts has based It's winter on `Safar', a story by famed Iranian writer Mahmoud Dowlatabadi who also wrote the story on which the 1969 film Gaav (The cow) was based. The characters are working class men and women - their lives are unglamorous struggles to survive in a harsh world. As the film opens, Mokhtar (Ashem Abdi), husband to Khatoun (Mitra Hadjar) and father to a little girl (Zahra Jafari) announces to them that he has lost his job and sees no other alternative in supporting them than to travel abroad to find work. He leaves his family, including his mother-in-law (Safari Ghassemi) to survive on the meager wages earned by Khatoun, who works in near sweat-shop conditions as a seamstress.

Arriving in town around this same time is Marhab, a drifter in search of work - he presents himself as a mechanic who specializes in repairing cranes. He meets Ali Reza (Saeed Orkani), who befriends the newcomer and secures employment for him at his workplace. Their friendship has its ups and downs - Marhab is argumentative at times, and alternates between throwing himself into his work and lazing about the job drinking tea and smoking cigarettes. In his travels about the city, Marhab notices the beautiful Khatoun and takes an immediate interest in her. Customs being what they are, he cannot approach her openly or too closely, so he observes her at a distance - he even finds out where she lives and watches her house.
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