Cinema of Iran

  • The Willow Tree

    What if a man blind since birth was suddenly given the gift of sight? When the middle aged Youssef, a blind university professor, is given the chance to undergo major eye surgery in France, he finds his prayers answered. Leaving behind his loving wife and daughter, he finds a new lease of life in...

  • A Cube of Sugar

    Pasandide is to marry an American man and join him in his native country. Pasandide's family comes together for the wedding ceremony at the home of Uncle Ezzatolah. The women cook and sew; the young children play hide-and-seek; one uncle looks for missing treasure in the garden. All is well in th...

  • Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul

    The story of a blind dervish Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar, together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years.

    The film's complex and nonlinear narrative chiefly centers around the journey of a blind dervish...

  • White Bridge

    Bahareh is disabled in an accident just after the start of the school year. The Ministry of Education insists she must continue her education in a special school. Bahareh refuses and tries to convince her former school to accept her. However, existing laws prevent the return of Bahareh to the reg...

  • Abraham - The Friend of God

    M. Sadeghi stars as the title character in filmmaker Reza Varzi's epic retelling of the life and times of Abraham, known as the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the world's three most prominent monotheistic religions.

  • God is Close

    Reza is a young man from a small village who has always been known to have a good heart. Reza encounters a woman who has come to teach at the local school and consequently falls head over heels in love with her. Love soon turns into obsession which threatens to consume his very existence as long ...

  • So Far So Close

    So Far, so Close' is an enthralling film that negotiates life, death and parental love. The story focuses on Dr Alam, who tragically finds out that his seventeen-year-old son is suffering from an inoperable condition. Beautifully shot, 'So Far, So Close' captures the efforts of father and son to ...

  • The Sealed Secret

    Leila Hatemi stars as Saba, a young woman who has an anonymous web blog in which she discloses the various day-to-day battles she faces. Contrasting her shy and insecure nature in person, Saba bears all on her blog, giving us an idea of her true nature that she hides from the world. Fortunately, ...

  • Muhammad: The Messenger of God

    By the order of Abraha, King of Habasha, one of his army commanders launches an attack on Mecca in order to destroy the Kaaba. He leads a well-equipped force composed of thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants. As the army approaches Mecca, the elephants respond to divine order by halting and...

  • As Simple as That

    As Simple as That is the touching portrait of an under-appreciated and unfulfilled woman's loneliness. Tahereh goes about her day, quietly attending to the demands of family and neighbours while her own low spirits go unnoticed. As her sense of isolation becomes more profound, even the brief glim...