Most Popular Persian-Language Feature Films
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are... Dir: Ana Lily Amirpour With: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh Horror | Romance | Thriller 101 mins.
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat Drama 123 mins.
The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her follow travelers. Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti Drama | Mystery 119 mins.
The Stoning of Soraya M.
A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra... Dir: Cyrus Nowrasteh With: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò Drama 114 mins.
A day with a taxi driver in Teheran. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Jafar Panahi Drama 82 mins.
A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. Dir: Maryam Keshavarz With: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai Drama 107 mins.
Children of Heaven
After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. Dir: Majid Majidi With: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi Drama | Family 89 mins.
Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years. Dir: Bahman Ghobadi With: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan Drama 88 mins.
The film recounts the story of a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event. Dir: Nima Javidi With: Roshanak Gerami, Mani Haghighi, Negar Javaherian Drama 91 mins.
Women Without Men
Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. Dir: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari With: Shabnam Toloui, Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad Drama 95 mins.