Tag Archives: Persian

The Night
5.5

The Night

Apr. 29, 2021

The Night

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between ...
Backgammon
8.1

Backgammon

Sep. 05, 1998

Backgammon

Backgammon tells the tale of a young Iranian American girl who desperately wants to play backgammon with her stubborn grandfather who has ...
Two Solutions for One Problem
6.6

Two Solutions for One Problem

During breaktime, Dara and Nader have a fierce argument about a torn exercise book that the former has given back to the latter. There are two ...
Roads of Kiarostami
6.8

Roads of Kiarostami

Aug. 05, 2006

Roads of Kiarostami

Static shots of his photos alternate with footage of director Abbas Kiarostami’s car winding through mountain roads, as the Iranian ...
How to Make Use of Leisure Time: Painting
7.0

How to Make Use of Leisure Time: Painting

“A humorous slice of educational instruction on refurbishing and painting” (MoMA). Release: Az Oghat-e Faraghat-e Khod Chegouneh ...
A Simple Event
7.3

A Simple Event

Jun. 01, 1974

A Simple Event

The story of a ten years old Iranian schoolboy living with his mother and his father in Northern coasts of Iran. The boy helps his father in ...
A Few Days Later…
5.5

A Few Days Later…

Sep. 13, 2006

A Few Days Later…

“In her second narrative feature, Karimi presents a gorgeous minimalist portrait of a woman crushed by indecision. At first it seems that ...
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 ...