A Magnificent Fresco from an Unfair War / Anthonia Shoraka’s Review of “The Lost Strait”

A Magnificent Fresco from an Unfair War / Anthonia Shoraka’s Review of “The Lost Strait”

The Lost Strait is a movie from the Holy Defense Cinema, which illustrates the courage of Iranian soldiers during the last days of the Iran-Iraq war, soldiers who defended their country just 5 days before signing United Nations Security Council Resolution 598 and declare of cease-fire. . The film, without any emphasis on documenting and presenting a realistic image of the war front, Selects the “cine-eye” style to illustrate its narration, The camera follows the subject to do something to finish the story and follow another subject. Thus, the film is composed of a series of interconnected circles, each of which is closed, because loops link to the next story. Like Hasan (amir jadidi) a volunteer soldier who hugs a baby and looking for his parents, this part connected to ali (Mehdi ghorbani) a teenage photographer who distribute biscuits to other.  These stories are more likely to create the atmosphere and moving on characters instead of promoting the narration that is made with great care and patience to create a fresco from the battle that main charaters are bloody soldiers who fight because of their country. Overcoming the color of the soil and sometimes the blood that is sprayed into the camera lens, and the image of the children and the wounded Sometimes cans and broken glass and a single piece of clothes and hand-detached body, slippers and are the elements of this water color painting The Lost Strait is the scene of the unequal battle more than a narration of classic story.

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