Archipelago is a movie starring Asghar Nik, Mama Feza, and Ashraf Zarnegari. Archipelago is a journey through ancient myths, exorcism rituals, sounds and spirits. In the south of Iran, on a group of islands of the Persian Gulf,...

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Mama Feza, Asghar Nik, Ashraf Zarnegari, Ahmed Qeshmi
Camilla Insom, Giulio Squillacciotti
Giulio Squillacciotti, Camilla Insom
Iran, Italy
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
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Comments about documentary «Archipelago» (61)

Jean avatar

Archipelago is a journey through ancient myths, exorcism rituals, sounds and spirits. In the south of Iran, on a group of islands of the Persian Gulf, humans and spirits coexist since centuries. The culture and traditions of these Islands are the result of the encounters between Africa, the Arab Countries and Iran, generating a unique system of syncretic beliefs. Spirits of different heritages and origins, called Bad, the Persian word for wind, moving through the air, take possession of the islanders bodies and can only be quieted through a music ceremony called the Zar Ritual. Thanks to an unprecedented access given to foreign film makers, the Film showcases stories and landscapes of the islanders daily life within the frame of the Rituals, giving, through pounding drum rhythms and wailing vocal chorus, a rare and unexpected glimpse of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Theresa avatar

Not for the uneducated viewer. the cast is beautiful! Ashraf Zarnegari does a very good job making us love his. Mama Feza was a character i loved and surprised me how well he acted in his role.

Linda avatar

Loved it! Busting to go to the loo (far too much Diet Coke)! but didn't want to miss a minute of this cracker of sparky and sparkly joyous romp.

Stephen B. avatar
Stephen B.

Seriously a great movie! Great Documentary that can be watched over and over again! Always funny!

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Sean Lawson

Without giving away too much, Ahmed Qeshmi just kills it. He is one class actor. The impressions his portrayal gives us is that he was born to play this role!

Nicole Baker avatar
Nicole Baker

OMG!!! This movie cannot be simply described in words. Go see this movie guys. Your mind will be blown. I've already seen this movie and looking forward to see it again.

Frances Medina avatar
Frances Medina

Amazing exercise of stunning colour, isn't just a Documentary, it's a accomplishment, and is by far this year's best film.

Michelle Williams avatar
Michelle Williams

A good movie with a good storyline. All the actors were outstanding in their roles.

Randy G. avatar
Randy G.

Was not expecting it to be SO GOOD! This has seriously become my favorite movie to date.

Juan avatar

Great movie with great actors.

Eric W. avatar
Eric W.

One of the best movies in the last 20 years!