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Iran, 2008 (MIFF 2010, Next Gen)

Director: Ebrahim Forouzesh

The biggest hurdle Babak faces isn't his disability, but gaining acceptance in his own family.

Babak is bright and creative, but his physical disability leads his own father to see him as a burden on the family and a hindrance to his younger brother's education. When Babak is confined to his room, sealing him off from the outside world, it will take the intervention of new friends and allies to help him win his family's acceptance.

Both heartbreaking and inspiring, A Time to Love is a lesson in understanding, and a subtle critique of traditional Iranian mores. Features a standout performance from young actor Ali Shademan as Babak, one which has seen him win praise and accolades at festivals around the world.

MIFF Recommends: Age 12+
Some adult themes and sensitive content

D Ebrahim Forouzesh P Alireza Sebt-Ahmadi S Hassan Lali WS Farabi Cinema Foundation L Farsi w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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