به یاد باد صبا ˷ be yade bade saba


पछुवा हवा ˷ a persian ballad ˷ by alaleh a


“ I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafez

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i started this blog in the summer of 2009 ...
so many people before us expressed love in myriad forms - so many are looking now for the place they belong to - that inner place - and many more will come after us
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به یاد فریدون رهنما

پرسپوليس 
persepolis 

Fereydoun Rahnema (1939–1975) was an Iranian film director and poet. He is most known for his short film on Persepolis “Siyavosh dar Takht-e Jamshid”. Although none of his films saw a theatrical release, they were highly influential within the Iranian New Wave movement. He also served as the director of Iran Zamin from 1966 to 1975

Rahnema studied film in Paris, France. He began work on “Siyavosh dar Takht-e Jamshid” with funding from the Telefilm Company of National Iranian Radio & Television. Shot on location in the ruins of Persepolis, the film is based on Ferdowsi’s poetic epic Shahnameh. It tells the story of Crown Prince Siyâvash who leaves his homeland in order to avoid dishonoring his father Shah Kay Kāvus. He marries the daughter of the local king Afrasiab, but is betrayed and murdered. The film is notable for its then-uncommon temporal experimentation with footage of tourists trekking through the ruins of Persepolis interspersed with the older setting. - wiki

 

to correct the above wiki entry

 

F Rahnema made a short in french 19 min long (1961) which can be seen here entitled

Persepolis

 

and a feature film in farsi 90min long (1967) entitled 

سياوش در تخت جمشيد

siyavosh dar takht-e-jamshid