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The Father (1996)
"Pedar" (original title)

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Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.

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Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.

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Early promise from Majidi
10 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Majid Majidi and have been watching his work in reverse chronological order. Much like other Iranian directors, his early work shows great promise and is very enjoyable, but is clearly not up to the standard of his later work.

Pedar is a good enough film, enjoyable story, fine acting, the usual nice settings and camera work from Majidi. However, where it falls below his later work in standard is (just like The Color of Paradise)the lack of subtlety and nuances in this film ; it is overly-emotional and arguably melodramatic in places. People show their emotions by shouting and screaming in this film, which is a slightly coarse way of portraying their feelings. Majidi's later works, such as the great Willow Tree, offer a greater depth.

A good film, which was followed by better ones.


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