[There’s] a surprising lightness to [the film], which is further buoyed by a melodic soundtrack and Jonas Sacks's lovely landscape photography.
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Chaplin of the Mountains

NYT Critics’ pick, Feb. 2014

CHAPLIN OF THE MOUNTAINS, a soul-searching journey into the mountains of Kurdistan.

NYU film graduates David and Alan roam the Kurdish countryside to screen Charlie Chaplin films in remote villages. At the start of their journey they meet Nazé, a French girl of Kurdish origin with a much deeper personal calling. When the screenings fail to work to their expectations, David and Alan abandon their plan and instead embark on a new mission - to help Nazé in her quest - an undertaking that brings them to the war-weary Mount Qandil (dubbed by locals the Kurdish Bermuda Triangle) along the Iraqi-Turkish-Iranian borders.

Played at

NoHo 7, 6.25.14 - 7.01.14
Rated NR
Runtime: 87 min
Language: English

Director: Jano Rosebiani
Cast: Bennet Viso , Enwer Shékhani, Estelle Bajou , Kurdo Galali , Zack Gold
FEATURED REVIEW: Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
Kurdish director Jano Rosebiani’s movie is about two NYU film students (Zack Gold and Bennett Viso) screening Charlie Chaplin movies for the peasants in the mountains of his native country. But the heart of the plot is Nazé (Estelle Bajou), a young woman who’s grow...