Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a ... See full summary »
The whole village knows that Mashti Hassan loves his cow to death. One day he goes to the Tehran. His cow dies. The villagers are afraid of what might happen once Hassan finds out his cow is dead. What will happen when he finds out?
Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure ... See full summary »
Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself ... See full summary »
When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »
Mohammad Amir Naji,
This documentary shows us how a Daf elaborated. It's about a family that all their children are blinded and they're running their family business. They're making Dafs which is an Iranian ... See full summary »
Ali is son of a well-off family who plays santoor (an Iranian instrument like dulcimer) and has earned some reputation through his concerts and teaching music but is rejected by his family ... See full summary »
Negar and Ashkan, two young Iranian songwriters, decide to set up an underground band and look for other musicians to join them, but the authorities keep putting a spanner in the works. Fed up with being hindered from expressing themselves, the two young people try to get documents to leave the country for Europe. Written by
The film was shot in 17 days, including night work. The two lead actors fled Iran after the last shooting day. During filming, Ghobadi and his actors were arrested twice but released after giving presents to the authorities and lying about the real subject of the film. See more »
Hamad Sevved sits down carrying a crying kitten and a mother cat jumps up on a chair nearby. In the next shot the mother cat is in Hamad's lap, jumping down. She comes back and takes the kitten away, but in the next shot Hamad has the kitten again in his lap. See more »
You've made it big. I hear you were on MTV. They talked about the concert - "blood-drinking and devil-worshipping..."
That's how they work. They try to smear musicians and lock them up.
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Outstanding; Iran's got SOME TALENT! all the music is smart, rich and exotic.The image!! JUST PERFECT! Such a GREAT FILM!I loved the choice of rushes along with the songs. Bahaman Ghobadi! You became one of my idols along with kiarostami !! The cast: I have a problem with Negar. She really has to show some more feelings and energy in her acting she has a weaker singing voice than all the rest of musicians. She needs to work on her articulations and her voice. Ashcan was good, Nader was off the hook, amazing! All the bands are Great however 2 musical performances gave me goose bumps: Mirza band's Emshab and Rana Farhan's Drunk with love. The movie is a success and is worth all the prizes it won. Iranian cinema is a school itself. Not only i have respect to the cinema in Iran, after watching this movie I got captivated by the exotic and rich music they have. Censure and prohibition in their case helped their works and they were strong enough to rise above and come up with such exquisite art full of taste, feelings and professionalism. Thumbs up Iran!
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