Hayat (2005)

Hayat (2005)

Director: Gholam Reza Ramezani
Language: Persian
Country: Iran

Hayat (2005)

Hayat (2005)

Determination! Determination means…

Hayat is a 12 year old girl who lives with her family in a village in Iran. She is looking forward to give an exam in the village school and is preparing hard for it. The night before the exams, her father falls ill and has to be hospitalized. Hayat is distraught at having to babysit her infant sister on the most important day of her life. But she is not a girl to give up that easily. With some well-wishers helping her along the way Hayat, whose name means life, makes a desperate attempt to give her exam.

Hayat Photo Gallery

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Awards

Cinekid Children Film Fest Amsterdam – Special Jury Award
Madrid Children Film Festival, Spain – Best Film
Golden Elephant Children Film Festival, India – Children’s Jury Award
Istanbul Int’l Children Film Festival, Turkey – Best Film
Centre International Du Film Pour L’enfance et la Jeunesse, Iran – UNICEF Award
Buenos Aires Children Film Festival, Argentina – Jury Special Mention
Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic – Special Prize of city of Zlin

Hayat Full Movie

Baran (2001)

Baran (2001)

Director: Majid Majidi
Language: Persian
Country: Iran

Baran

Baran

Timeless tale of Adolescent Love and Sacrifice

‘Baran’ is a love story set amid chaos and poverty in Iran. It’s about the unexpected passion that springs up between an Iranian boy and an Afghan refugee who work together on a construction site in Tehran.

Baran Photo Gallery

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Awards

Fajr Film Festival – Best Film, Best Director
Gijón International Film Festival – Best Director, Best Screenplay
Oslo Films from the South Festival – Best Director
Montréal World Film Festival – Best Film
National Board of Review, USA – Freedom of Expression Award

Baran Trailer

 

The Color of Paradise (1999)

Rang-e khoda (1999)
Director: Majid Majidi
Language: Persian, Azerbaijani (only a few words)
Country: Iran

The Color of Paradise (1999)

The Color of Paradise (1999)

A Poetic Beauty

The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation.

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Awards

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Uruguayan Film Critics Association – Best Film

The Color of Paradise Trailer

Turtles Can Fly (2004)

Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (2004)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Language: Kurdish
Country: Iran, Iraq

Turtles Can Fly Poster

Turtles Can Fly Poster

Life in Iraq, as seen through children’s eyes

The film is set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of the US invasion of Iraq.

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Awards

Berlin International Film Festival – Best Feature Film, Peace Film Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival – Best Film
Chicago International Film Festival – Special Jury Award
Rotterdam International Film Festival – Audience Award
Tbilisi International Film Festival – Best Film
Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children – Golden Butterfly

Turtles Can Fly Trailer