Angel On The Right (Farishtay Kifti Rost)
In this lyrical parable from Tajikistan, a small-time thug returns to his small village and dying mother after a long sojourn in Moscow. Planning to sell her house for much-needed cash, Hamro (Maruf Pulodzoda) soon discovers that his mother and villagers have pulled a fast one on him. Confronted with old, unpaid debts, his mother’s pretty young nurse and the ten-year-old son he didn’t know he had, Hamro comes to wish he had listened more closely to the angel on his right shoulder. Writer-director Djamshed Usmonov captures the harsh beauty of a land ravaged by upheaval and civil war, and leavens this fable of good and evil with deadpan humor. In Tajik with English subtitles. (Tajikistan, 2002) 91 min.
Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Jan 30 2004 - Feb 13 2004