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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. Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat Drama 123 mins.
Children of Heaven
After a boy loses her 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.
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 collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. Dir: Ron Fricke Documentary | War 96 mins.
The Road to Guantanamo
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge. Dir: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom With: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui Documentary | Drama | War 95 mins.
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of the Middle East, the main story... Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini With: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | History 130 mins.
Ten Little Indians
Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. One of them? Dir: Peter Collinson With: Charles Aznavour, Maria Rohm, Adolfo Celi Crime | Mystery | Drama 105 mins.
Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love,... Dir: Dariush Mehrjui With: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi Drama | Romance 102 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.
The Iran Job
A documentary that follows one year in the life of American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard, who signed on to play for the upstart Iranian Super League team A.S. Shiraz. Dir: Till Schauder With: Kevin Sheppard, Eunice Sheppard, Leah Sheppard Documentary | Sport 90 mins.
Il deserto dei tartari
As his first assignment, lieutenant Drogo is sent to an isolated fortress on the borders of a desert and of a range of high mountains... Dir: Valerio Zurlini With: Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem Drama | History | War 140 mins.
The Willow Tree
Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before? Dir: Majid Majidi With: Parviz Parastui, Roya Taymourian, Afarin Obeisi Drama 96 mins.
A Moment of Innocence
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. Dir: Mohsen Makhmalbaf With: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi Comedy | Drama 78 mins.
The story happens in 1948, in a fictional country, called Zakharstan (in the novel "Caravans" is probably Afghanistan)... Dir: James Fargo With: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee Action | Adventure | History 127 mins.
In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives. Dir: Majid Majidi With: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji Drama | Romance 94 mins.
Life, and Nothing More...
After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to... Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi Adventure | Drama 95 mins.
The Ascent of Man
(1973 TV Series)
An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements. Dir: Dick Gilling, David Kennard With: Jacob Bronowski, Joss Ackland, Roy Dotrice Documentary 50 mins.
Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while... Dir: Berit Madsen With: Anousheh Ansari, Hadi Hooshyar, Mohammad Hooshyar Documentary | Drama 90 mins.
A girl in traditional female clothing, with her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn't find her mother meeting her... Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi Drama 95 mins.
Islam: Empire of Faith
Dir: Robert H. Gardner With: Ben Kingsley Documentary | History 160 mins.
The Song of Sparrows
When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams... Dir: Majid Majidi With: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan Drama 96 mins.
An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji Drama | Thriller 97 mins.
Dir: Jun'ya Satô With: Ken Takakura, Pouri Baneai, Mohsen Sohrabi Action | Crime | Thriller 104 mins.
Ali is son of a well-off family who plays santoor (an Iranian instrument like dulcimer) and has earned... Dir: Dariush Mehrjui With: Bahram Radan, Golshifteh Farahani, Masoud Rayegany Drama | Musical 107 mins.
I'm not Angry! Is the story of Navid, a starred and expelled university student who - while trying to... Dir: Reza Dormishian With: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Milad Rahimi Drama 110 mins.
The Day I Became a Woman
A film comprised of three interconnected vignettes that depict women at three stages of life in Iran... Dir: Marzieh Makhmalbaf With: Fatemeh Cherag Akhar, Hassan Nebhan, Shahr Banou Sisizadeh Comedy | Drama 78 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.
A Cube of Sugar
The story happens in an old house in an old city of Iran. Because of the wedding of the youngest sister, Pasandide, all of her sisters come to their old house to help their mother. Dir: Reza Mirkarimi With: Reza Kianian, Negar Javaherian, Farhad Aslani Comedy | Drama | Family 116 mins.
East of Byzantium: War Gods and Warrior Saints
The battles between the ruling empires and houses of nobility that would decide the fate of the Caucuses, the real Middle Earth, and ultimately the fate of the Western World. Dir: Roger Kupelian With: Marco Khan, Ani Melkonian, Saye Yabandeh Documentary
Here Without Me
The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans. Dir: Bahram Tavakoli With: Saber Abbar, Negar Javaherian, Fatemah Motamed-Aria Drama | Family 100 mins.
The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care,... Dir: Mohsen Makhmalbaf With: Mahshid Afsharzadeh, Firouz Kiani, Samira Makhmalbaf Drama 95 mins.
M for Mother
What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects... Dir: Rasool Mollagholi Poor With: Golshifteh Farahani, Hosein Yari, Jamshid Hashempur Drama 113 mins.
Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi Comedy | Drama | Sport 93 mins.
The Mahmoodies live in an old large house, having traditional values and beliefs. They have decided to renovate the building... Dir: Rouhollah Hejazi With: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hengameh Ghaziani, Taraneh Alidoosti Drama 82 mins.
The Wind Will Carry Us
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi Drama 118 mins.
In This World
In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there... Dir: Michael Winterbottom With: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Imran Paracha Drama 88 mins.
The Snow on the Pines
A piano teacher (Mahnaz Afshar) faced with a major event in her personal life, some secrets of her husband life is revealed ... Dir: Peyman Moaadi With: Saber Abbar, Mahnaz Afshar, Vishka Asayesh Drama 91 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.
No One Knows About Persian Cats
Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so. Dir: Bahman Ghobadi With: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad Drama | Music 106 mins.
Blood for Money! Sonny Chiba is "Golgo 13", a cold, calculating, ruthless assassin, working for the U.S... Dir: Yukio Noda With: Shin'ichi Chiba, Lun Chia, Etsuko Shihomi Action | Crime | Thriller 93 mins.
Poppies Are Also Flowers
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject... Dir: Terence Young With: Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner Crime | Drama | Mystery 100 mins.
Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi Drama 90 mins.
Bashu, the Little Stranger
During the Iran-Iraq War, Bashu, a young boy loses his house and all his family. Scared, he sneaks into a truck that is leaving the area... Dir: Bahram Beizai With: Susan Taslimi, Parvis Pourhosseini, Adnan Afravian Drama 120 mins.
Emanuelle Around the World
Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring... Dir: Joe D'Amato With: Laura Gemser, Ivan Rassimov, Karin Schubert Adventure | Drama | Horror | Thriller 97 mins.
A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative,s house in the north of Iran... Dir: Morteza Farshbaf With: Kiomars Giti, Sharareh Pasha, Amir Hossein Maleki Drama 85 mins.
Under the City's Skin
Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family... Dir: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad With: Golab Adineh, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Baran Kosari Drama 92 mins.
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul
Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul is the story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter... Dir: Nacer Khemir With: Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani Drama 96 mins.
Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl Drama 94 mins.
After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her. Dir: Mohsen Makhmalbaf With: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut Biography | Drama | War 85 mins.
Dir: Masoud Dehnamaki With: Akbar Abdi, Elnaz Shakerdust, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia Comedy | Crime | Drama 102 mins.