In the foreground of this Cain-and-Abel drama, as the relationship between two brothers is complicated by their love of the same woman, Bier skillfully uses the backdrop of the war in Afghanistan to show how adversity and conflict forever alter people’s lives and challenge their principles. Winner of the Dramatic Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. 2004, Denmark, color, 35mm, Danish with English subtitles, 110 minutes. Print courtesy IFC Films.
Keepers of the Garden
Directed by Jila Nikpay
Minnesota filmmaker Nikpay explores an Iranian youth’s struggle for personal freedom in this stirring poetic vignette. 2004, U.S., BW, video, 9 minutes.