Most Popular Persian-Language Feature Films
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: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat Drama 123 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.
Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a 30-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 20 years. Dir: Bahman Ghobadi With: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan Drama 88 mins.
Children of Heaven
When Ali loses his sister's shoes, the two decide to share his to avoid getting in trouble. Dir: Majid Majidi With: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi Drama | Family 89 mins.
A group of middle-class friends travel from Tehran to spend the weekend at the seaside. Sepideh invites Elly... Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti Drama | Mystery 119 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.
The Patience Stone
Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war... A young woman in her thirties... Dir: Atiq Rahimi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan Drama | War 102 mins.
The Color of Paradise
Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation... Dir: Majid Majidi With: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi Drama | Family 90 mins.
Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran... Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah Crime | Drama 98 mins.
Taste of Cherry
An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari Drama 95 mins.