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: Peyman Moaadi, 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.
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.
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.
In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company... Dir: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi With: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi 106 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.
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.
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.
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 Kingdom of Solomon
Solomon, Prophet and the King, has asked God to give him an ideal kingdom which has never been given to anybody before. He is told to prepare himself and his subjects with evil and unearthly creatures that haunt the men. Dir: Shahriar Bahrani With: Amin Zendegani, Mahmood Pakniat, Elham Hamidi Drama | History | War 110 mins.