Directed by Majid Majidi
90 min | 1999 | Iran | Rated PG
Presented in Persian and Azerbaijani with English subtitles.
Recommended for ages 7+
Cast: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari
Mohammad, a boy at Tehran’s institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. His father finally comes and takes him to their village where his sisters and granny await. The lad is a loving student of nature and longs for village life with his family, but his father is ashamed of him, wanting to marry the boy off to a woman who knows nothing of this son. Over granny’s objections, dad apprentices Mohammad far from home to a blind carpenter. Can anything bring father and son together?
Winner: Special Prize of the Young Jury–1999 Gijón International Film Festival
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