Chakmeh is a warm and pleasant story of a little girl who gets a pair of new red rubber boots. Unfortunately, at home she notices the other boot has disappeared, and she can't find it ... See full summary »
The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.
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,
Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's ... See full summary »
Hassan's mother brings an old wrist watch and gives it to the teacher to give it to Hassan as a present so he be encouraged in front of his classmates. The wrist watch belongs to his passed... See full summary »
A number of inmates from a reformatory school are scheduled for release. As a condition for their discharge, it is specified that the younger boys should live either with their families or ... See full summary »
A strangely compelling film (even for westerners like myself) about a child's odyssey to maintain his status in the local school
The film was written by Iranian master auteur Abbas Kiarostami, and in many ways is a companion piece to Kiarostrami's "Where is the Friend's House". Both stories center around a young boy on a dangerous quest, and failure will potentially produce physical/social/emotional scars. While the film unfolds slowly, as the protagonist risks life and limb to satisfy the school's demands, and in the course of it has to travel a great distance, almost exclusively on foot, a patient viewer will be richly rewarded.
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