Tag Archives: Persian

The Last Act
7.3

The Last Act

Jan. 01, 1991

The Last Act

Kamran and Moluk, middle-aged siblings, live penniless in the family’s Tehran mansion, selling furniture to pay expenses. Their brother, ...
The Deers
8.0

The Deers

Mar. 21, 1974

The Deers

Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is ...
Close-Up
8.3

Close-Up

May. 09, 1990

Close-Up

This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the ...
Love Child
6.7

Love Child

Sep. 07, 2019

Love Child

This new film from veteran Danish documentarian Eva Mulvad (The Good Life) offers a poignant portrait of a family of asylum seekers desperate to ...
Canaan
6.4

Canaan

Oct. 01, 2008

Canaan

Mina has decided to leave her older husband Morteza after ten years of marriage. Next Monday will be her divorce date, which means her first step ...
More Than Two Hours
6.9

More Than Two Hours

May. 25, 2013

More Than Two Hours

A woman suffers complications after having sex. Her partner takes her to the hospital, but getting help proves to be difficult. Release: Bishtar ...
Blackboards
6.9

Blackboards

Sep. 01, 2000

Blackboards

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border ...
The Report
7.0

The Report

Jan. 01, 1977

The Report

The movie revolves around the life of a tax collector who is accused of taking bribes, and also has to deal with problems at home, including the ...
Death of Yazdgerd
8.4

Death of Yazdgerd

Apr. 01, 1982

Death of Yazdgerd

Bahram Beizai’s poetic imagining of the circumstances that led to the death of Yazdgerd III, the last of the Sassanid kings of Iran. His ...
The Traveler
7.5

The Traveler

Jan. 01, 1974

The Traveler

The Traveler is a 1974 Iranian drama film directed by Abbas Kiarostami that tells the story of Hassan Darabi, a troublesome, amoral 10-year-old ...
The Blind Owl
6.1

The Blind Owl

Apr. 01, 1975

The Blind Owl

Film based on the famous Iranian novella by Sadegh Hedayat, considered one of the great works of modern Persian prose. A man who is perhaps ...
The Chess Game of the Wind
7.3

The Chess Game of the Wind

The first lady of a noble house has died and now there is conflict between the remainders for taking over her heritage. Release: Chess of the ...
Taxi
5.9

Taxi

Aug. 20, 2015

Taxi

Hamburg, mid 80s, Alex is a cabby. The sound is hard, pubs are dark and loud, people constantly argue about anything and everything, people smoke ...
Kupal
5.7

Kupal

Sep. 17, 2017

Kupal

“Kupal” is the story of a hunter and a taxidermist, called “Dr. Ahmad Kupal”. On the last day of the year, moments before ...
Taste of Cherry
7.7

Taste of Cherry

Sep. 28, 1997

Taste of Cherry

A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the ...
Takhti
5.3

Takhti

Apr. 01, 1997

Takhti

Ali Hatami’s film on the life of Iranian wrestling champion Takhti remains unfinished. Another director is assigned by the I.R. ...
Wednesday, May 9
6.6

Wednesday, May 9

Sep. 07, 2015

Wednesday, May 9

A man named Jalal publishes an unusual advertisement in one of Tehran’s morning papers to donate $10,000 to a needy person. The news ...
The Father
7.5

The Father

Jan. 01, 1996

The Father

Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, ...
Sanam
6.4

Sanam

May. 02, 2001

Sanam

In a small valley, riders pursue and kill a man. A horse thief, so his assassins claim. But for his ten year old son Issa, the disappearance of ...
Homework
7.8

Homework

Jan. 01, 1989

Homework

Documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he was having difficulties assisting his son with his homework. Kiarostami ...