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15 Ratings

The Hassanlou Chalice

Jaam-e Hasanlou

Directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani
Iran, 1964
Avant-Garde, Short


Story of the Hassanlou chalice, which becomes the story of Halladj.

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The Hassanlou Chalice Directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani

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  • inquisita's rating of the film The Hassanlou Chalice

    Cinema's deemed a “funerary art” not just because its first accoutrement wore mourning colors – ambrigorous (sic!) black and white, or owing to the life mirage it stages in absentia, but for its easiness to perform thanatocoenosis: assemblages of non-related objects that weren't associated during life and were brought together by accident or purpose, of the heterogeneous kind Aslani gives us here: martyrdom myth, old

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