Travel is fun, inspiring, and exciting! We all know that but often tend to forget. This is when the movies come into our rescue and remind us that. Every movie industry has done that from time immemorial to inspire people to pack their bags and go somewhere, anywhere, and everywhere. From Indian subcontinent you have movies like Queen, ZIndagi Na MilegiDobara, etc while from Hollywood you have movies like The Bucket List, Into the Wild, etc that have been the travel inspiration for years. Middle Eastern movie industry is no different. Here listing you the Top 5 movies from Middle East that are travel inspiration for today, tomorrow, and always.
Captain Abu Raed – A Synopsis
This is a Jordanian film directed in 2007 that narrates the life of a lonely airport janitor. One day he founds a pilot’s hat and local children ask him for stories of his adventures. The children thought him for a captainmistakenly. Through his stories, children and Abu Raedlearnedthe powers of dreams even in the poverty. The story focuses on friendship rather than religious matters.
This film was set in 1920s in Los Angeles, and illustrates an injured Hollywood stuntman and a young Romanian girl who were recovering in the same hospital. The injured man tellsa fantastical story for the girl, but in the storytelling process, the line between reality and fictioncoincides. The impressive scenes were filmed in over 20 countries, especially Middle Eastern nations. The particular shots in Istanbul demonstrate the architecture andart of the region.
Children of Heaven
The film was releasedin 1997in Iran. The story centers on a brother and sister who growing up in the poverty. The story demonstrates the heart-warmth of family love. They have only one pair of shoes each and the brother loses sister’s shoes when he is collecting fromcobbler. They decided to share his shoes till they buy shoes for sister.
Anlat İstanbul (Istanbul Tales)
Anlat İstanbul named as ‘Istanbul Tales’ in English and released in 2005. The film highlights the beauty of Istanbul and it is a series of interweaving stories by 5 directors. It illustrates the magic of Istanbul by fairy tale stories like Red Riding Hood, the Pied Piper, and Cinderella to modern day city. The film has received awards at the Istanbul International Turkish Film Festival.
Color of Paradise
The award-winning movie was directed by Majid Majidi in 1999. The film is about a young blind boy called Mohammed, who was sent away from the love by his father to neighboring town to apprentice in carpentry. The film shows stunning visual views of Iran and provokes you to travel Iran once in a lifetime.
World is filled with amazing destinations. Don’t stay at one place because that would be like reading the first page of book only. Book a, reserve a hotel, go to a new place, and be inspired.