Also titled THE CARPET AND THE ANGEL
Part of a Series of Films on the Persian Carpet, produced by Reza Mirkarimi.
- Director, Dariush Mehrjui.
- Scenarist, Production Designer, Faryar Javaherian
I chose one of the apartments of the Pirayesh buildings for this short film and a beautiful antic tribal rug from Neyriz with a background of golden color. The Bam earthquake had recently happened, and I imagined that this girl named Fereshteh, which means angel in Farsi, had lost her parents in the quake. She is in deep mourning and lies down on her rug, and with computerized special effects, the rug covers her and becomes her blanket… I always thought that Persian rugs have a magical effect on our moods and I tried to show this as well as I could.