The Names of the Flowers
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    The Names of the Flowers

    Los Nombres de las Flores

    Directed by

    Bolivia, Qatar, Canada

    2019

    79 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    In Bolivian high plateau, an elderly countryside teacher has a quiet life but an extraordinary story to tell: she shared few words and gave a bowl of soup to a captured fighter in her classroom, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, few hours before his death. The government starts to prepare an important event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the guerrilla fighter’s death. Ready for a big celebration, many state representatives arrive to the area and soon some other woman steps forward claiming the story of “the soup and the flower” as their own.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize (cinematography) in First Feature Competition - Black Nights FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Jorge Hidalgo
    Barbara Flores
    Jose Luis Garibaldi Duran
    Sergio Wilson Tapia Echalar
    Screenplay
    Bahman Tavoosi
    Cinematography
    Nicolas Taborga
    Editing
    Lucas Villegas
    Music
    Matt.R.Sherman
    Production
    PEACOCK FILM PRODUCTION
    Bahman Tavoosi

    Bahman Tavoosi

    Bahman Tavoosi began his career as a journalist and filmmaker at the age of 18 in Iran, in the capital city of Tehran. After making a few short films, Tavoosi moved to Canada where he directed the feature documentary DRESS REHEARSAL FOR AN EXECUTION (2013). The film received nominations and awards from more than 50 film festivals among them Hot Docs. "THE NAMES OF THE FLOWERS (2019) is Tavoosi’s first feature fiction film and it’s a coproduction of Bolivia, US, Canada and Qatar.