Pari is a student of literature at a university in Tehran. Strong-willed and capable, she nevertheless frequently displays outward aggression towards the people in her life, jeopardizing her relationship with her tutor, her fiance, and her brother. Projecting her inner struggle onto others is, however, having a detrimental effect on Pari's mental health. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Pari stumbles upon an old sufi book titled 'Solook', and with it resolves to change where her life is heading. Assisted by her brother, she sets about repairing the damage and discovering the person she is meant to be.
Did You Know?
PARI is an unauthorized loose film adaptation of J. D. Salinger's book Franny and Zooey. Though the film could be distributed legally in Iran since the country has no official copyright relations with the United States, Salinger had his lawyers block a planned screening of the film at Lincoln Center in 1998. Mehrjui called Salinger's action "bewildering," explaining that he saw his film as "a kind of cultural exchange." See more