ABSOLUTELY TAME IS A HORSE
- ABSOLUTELY TAME
- IS A HORSE
- (ASB HEYVAN-E NAJIBIST)
- 2011, Abdolreza Kahani, Iran, 90 min.
- With Reza Attaran, Habib Rezai
The Gene Siskel Film Center regrets to announce that scheduled screenings of ABSOLUTELY TAME IS A HORSE by Abdolreza Kahani by Niki Karimi are canceled due to the fact that the Iranian government has banned the film and prevented the projection copy from leaving Iran. ABSOLUTELY TAME IS A HORSE will be replaced at both screenings by the Festival Closing Weekend Program (details below).
The banning of several new films is only one aspect of a cruel crackdown on Iran’s vulnerable film community, which has also resulted in the September 17 arrests of filmmakers Mohsen Shahnazdar, Hadi Afarideh, Naser Safarian, Shahnam Bazdar, Mojtaba Mir Tahmaseb, and Katayoun Shahabi. The Gene Siskel Film Center expresses its support for Iran’s film artists and their right to freedom of artistic expression.