A Time for Drunken Horses

A Time for Drunken Horses ★★★½

A difficult depiction of poverty to sit through, shot a much like a documentary. It’s a story about survival in excruciatingly unforgiving circumstances. Sort of like Nobody Knows by Koreeda. Ayoub is a young boy who has to take care of his whole family after his father is killed by a land mine. This is not an uncommon fate for people of his village, who have to smuggle goods into Iraq along a route littered with mines. A strong reminder that extreme poverty and the moral failure of humankind are often quite interlinked.