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Dawn of the Capricorn

Iran, 1964 (MIFF 1965)

Director: Ahmad Faroughy-Kadjar

A sad eyed little boy wanders through the alley of the ancient city of Isfahau — his adventures ending in a final, bitter-sweet taste of first love.

Prize of the Superior Technical Commission of the French Cinema, Cannes Festival. Prize of the Best Film for Youth, Cannes Festival.

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