“I hugged him every time he asked the question – 21 times – my innocent little boy…”
A Father and Son sit together in the garden – a touching reminder of the need for patience as our parents get older…
A short (5 minute) Greek film made in 2007. Directed by Constantin Pilavios.
Some versions on YouTube have a verse from the Quran added at the end:
“…Be kind to parents,
Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life,
say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them
but address them in terms of honour.
And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility,
and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Thy Mercy
even as they cherished me in childhood”
sorah isra’a 23 – 24
“Honor your father and your mother…
so that you may live long and that it may go well with you”
Deuteronomy 5:16 New International Version Bible
“To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.”
“You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth…
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.”
Suggested to Zen Moments by Julian Hanbury.
Directed by: Constantin Pilavios
Written by: Nikos & Constantin Pilavios
Director of photgraphy: Zoe Manta
Music by: Christos Triantafillou
Sound by: Teo Babouris
Mixed by: Kostas Varibobiotis
Produced by: MovieTeller films
@Zen_Moments This is an ispiration of a Hindi story that I had read when I was young. I never thought I’d ever see this as a short film. <3
— Twinkle Rathore (@twnklerhr) February 1, 2017
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