This topic is part of the 2012 MUBI World Cup. If you have not already done so, please read the first post at the topic for an introduction to and rules about this year’s World Cup:
The purpose of this topic is to cast votes in the matchup listed above and also to be a forum for discussing the films in the match.
Anyone who has seen both of the films listed above may vote in this match. You must vote for whichever of the two films you personally like better. In order to vote you must post a reply to this topic containing one of the following sequences:
If you are voting for Travellers: “Iran (Travellers) 1 – Russia (I Am Twenty) 0”
If you are voting for I Am Twenty: “Iran (Travellers) 0 – Russia (I Am Twenty) 1”
Your vote must contain the names of both films with a “one” after the film you are voting for and a “zero” after the other film. If your vote is not formatted in this way it will not be counted.
Along with your vote you are strongly encouraged to leave additional comments regarding your reactions to the films, your reasons for why you voted the way you did, and responses to other participants’ comments. Being able to have deep discussion about the films and different aspects of them is an important part of finding enjoyment in participating in the World Cup.
This match will end on Thursday, December 20 at 10:00 PM GMT. No votes attempted to be cast after that time will be counted. Shortly after the match ends the votes will be tallied and a winner of the match will be declared. If the films both receive the same number of votes, the match will be considered a tie.
The percentage of votes each film receives in a match will have an effect on whether or not the corresponding country will participate in the final round of the World Cup. Thus even if the film you vote for loses in this match, your vote will still be important.
The results of the matches as well as the schedule for future matches can be found here:
If you would like to participate but are unable to find sources to watch these films, please send me a personal message so that I can invite you to the private website featuring internet links to view the films.
Iran (Travellers) 0 – Russia (I Am Twenty) 1
I haven’t seen a lot of Iranian cinema but most of it has always been a sort of social commentary on Iranian life. Travellers is very different that way. It is a surrealist take on life and death and has a playfulness that one doesn’t usually associate with Iranian cinema. For that itself, this film is worth watching. I might have gone with this film if it had been any other film competing against it and might still do that if it wins this match.
Iran (Travellers) 1 – Russia (I Am Twenty) 0
i think riss forgot to close this one. looks like i am twenty continues on
Yes sorry about that