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1979: Big Bang of the Present
Deng Xiaoping's economic and political opening in China. Margaret Thatcher's extreme economic measures in the United Kingdom. Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic Rev..
A Handful of Grass
Opening in remote Kurdistan, Eine Hand Voll Gras introduces us to the impoverished family of 10-year-old Kendal (Arman Inci). In desperate need for cash to fu..
A House Built on Water
Director Bahman Farmanara's second film following a 20-year exile from his native Iran depicts the spiritual crisis of a middle-aged man. In the film's dreaml..
A Little Kiss
Two old writers who one of them is returned to Iran after 38 years because of his son's suicide, are going on a trip to the grave of that son.
A Time for Drunken Horses
After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when ..
At Five in the Afternoon
Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leyloma..
The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes ..
Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legall..
Behesht ja-ye digari ast
For forty years, Esfandiar has been unconcernedly preparing corpses for the journey to their final resting place. One day, whilst preparing a burial service, ..
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-Ir..
A young widow takes over her late husband’s truck stop café, keeping hidden in the kitchen so as not to cause a scandal in Iran’s conservative society. B..
Born Under Libra
Divided by student protests and conflicting politics, college lovers Daniel and Mahtab are separated when Daniel flees Tehran. But Mahtab follows, travelling ..
A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Butterfly in the Wind
Butterfly in the Wind is a story of the struggle of a woman who has just been released from the prison. She's without refuge and oppressed by her husband. Her..
This comedy narrates the many adventures of a millionaire's handsome, sassy son named Amir - born into a world of privilege, he is used to getting everything ..
For Hussein, a pizza delivery driver, the imbalance of the social system is thrown in his face wherever he turns. One day when his friend, Ali, shows him the ..
Dancing in the Dust
When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan..
Daughters of the Sun
Amangol (Altinay Ghelich Taghani) is the eldest daughter in a poor rural family. To help support them, her head is shaven and begins work as a boy named Aman ..
Acclaimed director Abolfazl Jalili offers a compassionate story of the young Afghan refugee who lives illegally in Iran. 14-year-old Kaim drifts to the Delbar..
Djomeh is a young Afghan man who has come to live in Iran because of family trouble. Working as a milk boy, he encounters discrimination from the Iranian vill..
Donya is a young, attractive single woman who has just returned to Tehran from abroad. She seeks the help of Hadji Reza Enayat, the conservative and stern own..
Five Dedicated to Ozu
The story of four soldiers who on a Friday go to the city with their commander. But this Friday is different and brings many troubles for them which changes t..
A young beautiful lady leaves the overprotective and familiar environment of her hometown and moves to the city to set off her college studies. There, she wil..
For weeks, 12-year-old Hayat (a word that means ‘life’) has been cramming for her final exam. Then the night before, her father falls ill and is rushed to..
Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women k..
The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Joy of Madness
Documentary showing the backstage of production of Samira Makhmalbaf's film Panj É Asr(At Five in the Afternoon), in Kabul, after the fall of the Taliban reg..
After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to fin..
Killing Mad Dogs
Golrokh, an Iranian author, struggles to settle her husband's debts caused by a business partner who left him to bear the consequences.
A person wants to hijack an airplane to go out of Iran and cure his sick son.
Marooned in Iraq
During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with ..
A mother of a poor family, has guests coming over, yet doesn't know how to get the dinner party altogether with limited resources.