‘A Beautiful Revolution’ under scrutiny
Art and Experience: As the finale of ifilm series ‘A Beautiful Revolution’ was recently aired, we’ll be providing our audience with an analytic account of the events in the landmark events in the story, in a few parts.
In the previous article, we talked of the symbolism depicted in the series, with ‘Beautiful’ representing the territory (Iran), and Able and Cane, the sons of Adam, respectively represented by Hamed and Jaber. Here’s more on the series.
Ziba was born, in a prison cell where her mom was jailed. That’s the symbol of all the hardship Ziba went through, ever since she was born, which roots in Jaber’s cruelty. What Ziba says in the last episode, in beautiful wording and as she’s emotionally revolutionized, affects you indeed.
She says she just learned where her life started, and she couldn’t forget it; a life full of tribulations from the outset. That is when the Islamic revolution was born. She says she was born in a cell, amid agony and torment, as torture tools were all around. She says she can remember, and still hear Jaber shouting; but cannot forget her mom’s memory; a woman who could never hug her daughter, even once.
Ziba’s birth at the prison cell is the showpiece of the story. The screenwriter has tried to artistically depict Ziba (symbolizing homeland and belief) as being indebted to pain, agony and torture, throughout the events that led to the victory of the Islamic revolution.
At a moment in the story, Hamed’s mother tells him the news of a child having been born, in the seclusion of a prison cell, in solitary confinement, was light at the end of the tunnel, for the path they had ahead of them.
Let’s continue with the issue of torture many revolutionaries bore under the ex (monarch) regime, in the upcoming installment of this article, with a plus.
Visit us back here for another part of the analytic review of the series storyline and events.