Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Two-Legged Horse (2008)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Two-Legged Horse

Samira Makhmalbaf | Iran | 2008 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 26 Jun 2024

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Shot and set in Afghanistan, Makhmalbaf’s last completed film is a bracing and confronting parable following the life of a poor young boy who earns a measly living piggybacking to school wealthy children who have lost legs in the war. A competition develops between the children that tests “how far a relationship between two people can go” (Makhmalbaf). As in her earlier films, the director chooses uncomfortable themes and challenging images to unsettle the viewer and examine social inequities and exploitation. Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, it was the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 56th San Sebastian International Film Festival.


Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: mk2
Courtesy: Wildbunch
Runtime: 101 mins

Event duration

101 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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