My Favorite Iranian Movies

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1.
About Elly (2009)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
2.
The Past (2013)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (130 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
3.
A Separation (2011)
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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. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
4.
Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
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On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife. (102 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
5.
Killing Mad Dogs (2001)
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Golrokh an Iranian lady who is a talented author struggles to settle her presumably disloyal but amorous... (135 mins.)
Director: Bahram Beizai
 
6.
White Nights (2003)
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A young university professor, who leads a quiet and reclusive life and fills his life with reading and teaching literature... (105 mins.)
Director: Farzad Motamen
 
7.
Cafe Setareh (2006)
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The story is about lives of three women living in an old neighborhood; one has a cafe, one is the landlady and the youngest one is engaged and waiting to get married. They somehow link together with their problems. (90 mins.)
Director: Saman Moghadam
 
8.
A House Built on Water (2002)
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A surrealist story about Dr. Sepidbakht who one night when driving hit an angel with his car and his... (108 mins.)
 
9.
Gold and Copper (2011)
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A Tehran mullah-in-training struggles to take care of his ailing wife and their children in this profoundly moving melodrama... (97 mins.)
 
10.
Border Café (2005)
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"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café. (105 mins.)
 
11.
The Cow (1969)
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An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns. (105 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
12.
Hamoun (1990)
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Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life... (120 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
13.
Mum's Guest (2004)
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A mother of a poor family, has guests coming over, yet doesn't know how to get the dinner party altogether with limited resources. (103 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
14.
Leily Is with Me (1996)
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During the Iran-Iraq war, a television cinematographer, having financial problems, needs to get a loan... (95 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
15.
Gahi be aseman negah kon (2003)
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In a sanitarium for injures of war some ghosts are waiting and wandering about but for different reasons... (92 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
16.
The Lizard (2004)
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to. (115 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
17.
Yek teke nan (2005)
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A group of youngsters are participate in a race match and endure the difficult route of this race just to be hired in the Environmental Protection agency of Tehran. (100 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
18.
Children of Heaven (1997)
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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. (89 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
19.
The Color of Paradise (1999)
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Mohamed, a young blind boy, returns to his rural home for the summer and yearns for his father's acceptance. (90 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
20.
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
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When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams... (96 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
21.
So Close, So Far (2005)
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Dr. Alam, a very profiled specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, is drowned in his professional and social work... (121 mins.)
 
22.
The Red Ribbon (1999)
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A man and a woman fight over the rights to a property. (110 mins.)
 
23.
Two Women (1999)
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A sensation when released in 1999 in Iran, Two Women charts the lives of two promising architecture... (96 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
24.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
25.
Two Solutions for One Problem (1975 Short Film)
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When one boy tears another boy's book, it is up to the two of them to decide how to handle it. (5 mins.)
 
26.
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
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A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends. (78 mins.)