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.
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 101 mins.
Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Jafar Panahi Comedy | Drama 82 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 mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers. Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti Drama | Mystery | Thriller 119 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 | History | Thriller 88 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 Drama 98 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.
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.
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 Drama 106 mins.