Posts Tagged ‘feature film’

Wanderers of the Desert

• Sep 16th, 2009 • Category: FilmPage, Home Video, Institutional, NETFLIX

A traveling writer and teller of fables, Nacer Khemir here applies his age-old skills to a narrative feature film, the first in his highly-regarded Desert Trilogy that includes The Dove’s Lost Necklace andBab’Aziz – The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul .

Khemir creates an exotic world withWanderers of the Desert when a young teacher arrives to take over a village school isolated in the shimmering desert. Reminiscent of the best Iranian films of the 1970s in its use of color and setting, it also has something of the wit, cruelty and ambiguity of the Arabian Nights.