Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Too Many Teardrops


Rahmat spends his days poling his boat through the salt marshes of Lake Urmia, visiting people who are suffering or are about to suffer. He sits with them and listens to their woes, and then when they begin to weep, he captures their tears in tiny bottles. During his journey he picks up a passenger in the form of a boy searching for his missing father, encounters a young woman forced to marry the sea when she rejects an arranged marriage and witnesses an artist being beaten by his family for using an idiosyncratic color palette in his paintings of the world. Mohammad Rasoulof's The White Meadows (Keshtzar haye sepid) is a beautifully shot film that serves as a dreamlike allegory of the writer/director's native Iran. The White Meadows screens tonight only at 7:30 p.m. at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or Admission is $5 to $6.
Tue., May 31, 2011

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.