With Makhmalbaf Film House (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. September 11 (2002)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama

7.0
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61 Metascore

The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi

Votes: 5,235

2. The Day I Became a Woman (2000)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A film comprised of three interconnected vignettes that depict women at three stages of life in Iran. The first part centers on a young girl on her ninth birthday who is told that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf | Stars: Fatemeh Cherag Akhar, Hassan Nebhan, Shahr Banou Sisizadeh, Ameneh Passand

Votes: 1,431 | Gross: $0.34M

3. Sex & Philosophy (2005)

105 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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On his fortieth birthday, a man engineers a revolt against himself. He telephones his lovers -- all four of them -- and arranges to meet them at his dance school that afternoon. The women ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Daler Nazarov, Mariam Gaibova, Farzona Beknazarova, Tahmineh Ebrahimova

Votes: 633

4. Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)

81 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is ... See full summary »

Director: Hana Makhmalbaf | Stars: Abbas Alijome, Abdolali Hoseinali, Nikbakht Noruz

Votes: 1,909

5. The Gardener (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

The Gardener is a surreal film made using documentary-style techniques via the cameras of father and son (the Makhmalbafs) who go to Israel to learn about a religion (Baha'i faith) that ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Ririva Eona Mabi, Paula Asadi, Bal Kumari Gurung, Ian David Huang

Votes: 191

6. Scream of the Ants (2006)

85 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A girl believing in God marries an atheist, who is consumed by doubt. They decide to spend their honeymoon in India. Searching the countryside for a guru called the "perfect man," who fobs ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mamhoud Chokrollahi, Mahnour Shadzi, Karl Maass, Tenzin Chogyal

Votes: 777

7. The Man Who Came with the Snow (2009)

75 min | Drama

6.5
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Directors: Marzieh Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Safar Khakdodov, Mahmadulloh Kabirov, Elizaveta Nis, Zulfiya Sadikova

Votes: 51

8. Ongoing Smile (2013)

52 min | Documentary

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Former festival director Kim Dong-ho returns to BIFF, this time as subject in Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf's documentary about Kim's life, work and influence on Korean cinema. ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Juliette Binoche, Roger Garcia, Christian Jeune


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