Director: Moeen Karimoddini, 2015, Iran, 62 minutes
Ali is a Turkman horse trainer. Horses are his life. Ilhan is the name of the horse that has won him so many prizes. Ali is planning to use Ilhan’s and his other horses’ awards money to pay for his wedding. But not everything goes favorably in a course. Ilhan gets in an unexpected condition and Ali needs to fight for Ilhan’s championship. In Turkmen language, Atlan means “mount a horse and depart”. Horse is the most important element in the life of Iranian Turkmen. That’s why courses are some of the most significant social events in their land, Turkmen Sahara. Turkmen Sahara is a region in north eastern Iran and is homeland to Iranian Turkmen. Ali is a Turkman with his life, like many of his peers’, intertwined with courses. Now his wedding depends on his success in courses.
Saturday, Sep 24th, 03.30 PM
Moeen Karimoddini has a Bachelor of Arts degree in directing from Iran’s Broadcasting University, in Tehran (1998). He was a member of jury panel for the 6th Cinema Verite (2013), and a member of referees committee of Cinema Verite (2013).
Filmography: When the Clouds Come Down (2012), Atlan (2015)