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.
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.
Where is the Friend's Home?
An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Kheda Barech Defai Drama | Family 83 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.
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.
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.
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.
Through the Olive Trees
The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director... Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva Drama 103 mins.