Adultery -- Iran -- Drama, Marriage -- Iran -- Drama, Murder -- Iran -- Drama, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Iran -- Drama

Time of Love

(Nobat-e asheghi)

Imported 35mm Print


Shiva Gerede, Abdolrahman Palay, Aken Tunj, Menderes Samanjilar,

A love triangle gone awry (maybe) is at the heart of one of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s most sensual works, filmed as a triptych in which each section reframes who is victim or victimizer. A husband, a wife, and a lover: the characters remain the same, but their passions and resolutions constantly change. As in much of Makhmalbaf’s cinema, narrative is as fluid as water, capable of flowing into any number of forms. Makhmalbaf’s most luxuriantly visual work and as lush (and playful) as any Rumi love song, Time of Love was shot in Turkey to avoid censorship issues, yet was still banned in Iran for five years.

Jason Sanders
  • Mohsen Makhmalbaf
  • Mahmoud Kalari
  • Turkish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 75 mins
  • Makhmalbaf Film House

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Time of love (program note), Singapore International Film Festival, 1997

Time of love (Nobat-e-ashegi) (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, 1997

Le temps de l'amour (program), Cannes Film Festival, 1995

Time of love (Nobat--e ashehgi) (review), Variety, Suzan Ayscough, 1995

Nobât é ashéghi (program note), Cannes Film Festival, 1995

Iran (article), Variety International Film Guide, 1994

Fajr Film Fest: Nobat-e asheghi (Time of love) (program note), Variety, 1991

Le temps de l'amour (distributor materials), MK2 Productions

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