Concept & Direction: Majeed Beenteha
Animation Artist: David Lubell
Original Music: Majeed Beenteha
Produced by: Nun va Paneer Productions
This short animation was inspired by a Persian love story known as "Khosrow and Shirin".
The story of Shirin & Farhad is one of many chapters of this story/book.
A version of the story was versified by Nizami Ganjavi, the 11th century Persian poet.
In brief, Farhad ( A stone cutter ) falls in the love with Shirin ( Princess of Armenia ). However, his love rival ( King Kusrow ) sends him a messenger who tricks Farhad into believing that Shirin has died. Upon hearing this news, Farhad throws himself off the cliff and commits suicide. In short, he never reaches the object of his desire.
Note: The animation is a loop ..
"Khosrow and Shirin", also spelled Khosrau and Shirn,Chosroes and Shirin, Husraw and Shireen and Khosru and Shirin, (Persian: خسرو و شیرین) is the title of a famous Persian tragic romance. The essential narrative is a love story of Persian origin, which is found in the great epico-historical poems of Shahnameh and which is based on historical figures that were elaborated and romanticized by later Persian poets.
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