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A Sufi Valentine
(2004, 34 mins)

Directed by Bill Mousoulis;
Written by Bill Mousoulis and Ali Alizadeh;
Sound Recordist: Jason Turley

Poetry readings: Ali Alizadeh

Featuring: Natalie Vella, Okan Husnu, Sophie Angelle, Rad Rudd,
Gregory Pakis, Safoura Alizadeh and The Fiery Angels.

Ali Alizadeh reads English translations of Rumi and Hafiz, as well as his own contemporary Sufi poems.
Accompanying the poems, the film follows six characters on their individual journeys of disenchantment,
awakening and bliss: a poet and dancer who are struggling with their art,
and four lovesick individuals, engulfed in solitude and yearning.

SD, from SD original

Reviews: "A Sufi Valentine" (review) by Chris Boyd, The Herald-Sun, June 16, 2004.

"A Sufi Valentine" (review) by Adrian Martin, The Age, June 14, 2004. Republished on Film Critic: Adrian Martin. Scan of original.

East meets East in Melbourne (on A Sufi Valentine) by Dimitri Tsahuridis, Neos Kosmos English Edition, June 14, 2004.

"A Sufi Valentine" (review) by Tom Ryan, The Weekend Australian ?, June 2004.

: 11, incl. a season at La Mama Theatre, June 10-20, 2004.

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