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Films From Iran

WILLOW TREE, THE (Majid Majidi, 2005)
Beautiful in its simplicity and unfolding visual poetry, Academy Award nominee Majid Majidi's morality tale, The Willow Tree, challenges us to wrestle with our most primal fears and visceral desires.… Read more

Window Facing the Sun, A (Bijan Zaman Pira, )
A programme of short films curated exclusively for MIFF by Bahman Ghobadi complements the 'Homelands Now' spotlight. It is an eclectic selection from one of the least-known filmmaking cultures in the… Read more

WOMEN’S PRISON (Manijeh Hekmat, 2002)
Manijeh Hekmat's debut feature is an impassioned drama, set over 17 years, following the intricate relationship between a warden and inmate in a Tehran women's prison. ... After a riot breaks out, a … Read more

ZINAT (Ebrahim Mokhtari, 1994)
A seemingly simple matter - that of a woman continuing to work after marrying—is the cause for consternation and calamity in Ebrahim Mokhtan's Zinat.The young rural healthcare nurse of the titl… Read more

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