Hamid Behdad: Darkub (also speaking of zebekiko): “I want to climb the highest peak, and drink red wine…”

21 Jan

One of the most harrowing numbers from 2009’s No One Knows About Persian Cats by Bahman Ghobadi, a film that I’m pretty amazed I haven’t gotten around to posting about till now.  I don’t even know if the song is in Farsi or Pashto, because the dancers look like Pashtuns doing some like, but not quite, an Attan, but it’s gorgeous — and the lyrics could easily be that of a zebekiko: “I want to climb the highest peak, and drink red wine…but someone is up there waiting to imprison me…”

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