The Color of Paradise

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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, sometimes considers abandoning the boy. However, father does eventually arrive, and Mohammad spends the summer with his sisters and grandmother at a farm surrounding by dazzling fields of wild flowers. The summer in the country is a joyous experience for Mohammad, until he discovers his father is giving thoughts to re-marrying, and considers his handicapped son to be a stumbling block in his future matrimonial plans.

Cast

Farahnaz Safari
as Big Sister
Elham Sharifi
as LIttle Sister
Behzad Rafiee
as Village Teacher
Mohamad Rahmani
as Schoolteacher
Morteza Fatemi
as Carpenter
Kamal Mirkarimi
as Schoolmaster
Masoome Zinati
as Young Woman
Zahra Mizani
as Schoolteacher
Ahmed Aminian
as Young Wife's Father
Moghadam Behboodi
as Village Headmaster
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Critic Reviews for The Color of Paradise

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Audience Reviews for The Color of Paradise

  • Jun 28, 2014
    Despite that my rating may be a misleading indication of the film's qualities, some true facts about Majidi's "family" film are: - He creates intense drama without manipulative melodrama. - It is gorgeously filmed. - It has powerful lessons in between about the importance of the family bonds. - It has a heartfelt score. - It is not your typical drama film. This unfortunately does not exclude the usage of some clichés in the characters and the typical "The Sound of Music" hills scenes in which the main character contemplates nature as an obvious in-your-face reminder about the extraordinary importance of sight, and the appreciation of the things and senses we have in life. The importance of these messages will never wear out, so originality is not an issue here. It is about delivering them in a form transcendent enough to cause a long-term reflection or, in the best of the cases, an emotional perpetuity in the viewer. That is not accomplished here, because the effect is definitely short-term. Yet, the performances by father and son are impeccable, especially by Mohsen Ramezani, the blind boy fighting against indifference and the cowardice of his tormented father, and the imagery is difficult to forget. 74/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2012
    Achieves beauty through simplicity.
    George M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2011
    This was relatively a great relief after having a head exploding experience through 'The Song Of Sparrows'.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2011
    Rang-e Khoda (literal translation from Persian: The Color of God), is an Iranian film well written and directed by Majid Majidi. It is warm, innocently honest drama which revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed. His father takes him home from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. Mohammed's father, who is a widower, wants to marry a local widow but his blind son is an obstacle because he fears the girl's family will see that as a bad omen. The innocent child touches and feels the nature around him, counting the sounds of animals, and imitating them. He displays a unique attitude towards nature, and seems to understand its rhythms and textures as a language. Going back to the village is not the best choice but... Watch this wonderful movie to see what happens next! Solid acting by Hussein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi and Farahnaz Safari but the full enjoyment was a little bit spoiled by the really bad camera used... I guess they didn't have better!
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