“A Turkman without a horse is not a Turkman”.
The Horse is the most important element in the life of Iranian Turkmen. Ali is a Turkman horse trainer, horses are his life. Ilhan is the name of the horse that has won him many prizes. Atlan mean 'mount a horse and depart'. Ali is planning to use Ilhan’s awards money to pay for his wedding, but not everything goes favourably on the racetrack. Ilhan gets in an unexpected condition and Ali needs to fight to get Ilhan back on track. Now his wedding hangs in the balance.
Dir. Moein Karimoddini - 62min - 2015 - Iran - Language: Farsi - Subtitles: English
Presented as part of our Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite collection. https://truestory.vhx.tv/cinema-verite