‘Yahya Didn’t Keep Quiet’ to compete in Filmfest München
Art and Experience: Kaveh Ebrahimpour’s ‘Yahya Didn’t Keep Quiet’ will be screened in Munich International Film Festival.
The film is an account of the seven-year-old Yahya, who is being looked after by his aunt while his dad is away. A strange aunt with a life full of secrets and a controversial reputation. As Yahya adapts to this new, mysterious world he also sets out to seek the meaning of life.
Ebrahimpour’s take about his film was quoted in Festival München official website sheds more light into the nature of events; “main character in my film has suffered greatly. Never having tasted the joys of motherhood, she works as a backstreet abortionist. However, the sudden arrival of a child into her universe transforms her despite herself. She becomes a mother through the power of love without having passed through the stage of conception. Love has the power to soften life’s bitterness, but can it help one change the past, especially in the presence of such a lively and highly intelligent child?”
“Fatemeh Motamed Arya has given her character such a human dimension that she no longer ends life but on the contrary prolongs it, thanks to the power of love. Love enters our lives through many sources, but can we make it last? This I do not know,” quoted the official website of the event.
Among famous festivals of the film are 8th Bangaluru International Film Festival, India, January 28-February 4, 2016, « Cinema of the World » section; 26th Festival of Films from Iran, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA, February 6-28, 2016; University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 2016; and Tripoli International Film Festival, Lebanon. April 20 – 27, 2016, « Competition » section.
‘Yahya Didn’t Keep Quiet’ had von Best Film Award at the Tripoli International Film Festival, Lebanon, in 2016.