regia / director Yaser Talebi
fotografia / photography Yaser Talebi
montaggio / editing Reza Shirvani
produzione / production Eli image
Iran 2018, 61′
Persiano con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Persian with English and Italian subtitles
Life as an herder is hard and lonely, but the 82 years old Iranian Firouzeh loves the ever changing nature, the hard life and her faithful cows. She hikes across the rugged landscape, lugs bundles of wood and still nimbly climbs trees. Beloved follows this strong minded woman in her work across the seasons as she tells the story of her life, with work and fate as the dominant themes. When she was a young girl, a marriage was arranged for her with an older man, with whom she had 11 children. But not one of them comes to visit her now. Spending the winter in the lowlying village, she makes fervent efforts to get closer to her kids.