The Color of Paradise (2000)
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Director Majid Majidi, whose Bacheha-Ye Aseman/Children Of Heaven was the first Iranian film to be nominated for an American Academy Award, returns with another compassionate story of children in need. Mohammad (Moshen Ramezani) is a student at a special school for blind children in Tehran; when summer break rolls around, Mohammad is the last student to be picked up by his family. His mother is dead, and his father (Hossein Mahjub), who earns a meagre wage working in a charcoal producing plant,
Mar 24, 2000 Limited
Sep 19, 2000
Sony Pictures Classics
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A modest and accessible Iranian film, softer than most but still intriguing.
When more film lovers discover the visual beauty of this film and continue to be haunted by its imagery, Majidi's films will surely receive more screenings in the states
Visually stunning and emotionally wrenching...an uncommonly graceful and deeply moving portrayal of the hopes and desolation of childhood.
It tells with sophisticated simplicity a not so simple story of faith and unconditional love and the sadness that comes to one who falls short in both.
A convincing spiritual parable about the bounties of grace and the emptiness of a life not filled with gratitude to God.
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