Iran

The Other Side of the Wind

The Other Side of the Wind

The Other Side of the Wind
IMDb: 6.8
122 min

Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. \"Jake\" Hannaford returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his innovative comeback film.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds
IMDb: 6.9
120 min

A hedonistic teenager in Mumbai is busted for dealing drugs and goes to his estranged sister for help, but complications land her in jail.

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Genre: Drama, Family
Maghz’haie Koochake Zang Zadeh

Maghz’haie Koochake Zang Zadeh

Maghz’haie Koochake Zang Zadeh
IMDb: 7.6
120 min

The story is about a family of three brothers and a sister in the suburbs of the city\'s poverty. Their elder brother owns a drug-producing kitchen and presides over the group, like a shepherd for sheep.

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Khafegi

Khafegi

Khafegi
IMDb: 5.4
90 min

I was suffocating, but I don\'t kill her. I love it.

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Genre: Crime, Drama
No Date, No Signature

No Date, No Signature

No Date, No Signature
IMDb: 7.2
100 min

Kaveh Nariman is a Doctor in the medical examiner\'s office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

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Inversion

Inversion

Inversion
IMDb: 6.2
84 min

Tehran\'s air pollution has reached maximum levels because of thermal inversion. Unmarried 30-something Niloofar lives with her aged mother, and stays busy with her alterations shop. When doctors insist that her mother must leave smoggy Tehran for her respiratory health, Niloofar’s brother and family elders decide that she must also move away to accompany her mother. Now Niloofar is torn between family loyalty and living her own life. As the youngest she has always obeyed their orders. Can she stand up for herself this time?

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Genre: Drama
24 Frames

24 Frames

24 Frames
IMDb: 6.8
114 min

A collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minutes films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs. An experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life.

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Nafas

Nafas

Nafas
IMDb: 7.5
112 min

We are taken care of when we are children and we do not know as much as when we are older. There is less to worry about. But it does not mean the things that are important to us as children have less significance. You see, for Scruffy, despite that she is from a poor family of the countryside, it is very important to study well, because she will become an asthma doctor. The doctor said her dad will die but she has decided - she will grow up and cure her father. Equally important is to run away from her grandmother, who almost always is lurking around in the dark corners of the house with a comb to fix her messy hair. Death is too abstract to understand, war is a word one hears on the radio that grownups sometimes listen to. Yet, as Scruffy lives through her days full of happiness and misery at full steam, the most tumultuous years of Iran become unveiled on the background, as we are introduced to the Revolution and the Iran-Iraqi war through the eyes of a child.

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Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow
IMDb: 6.9
84 min

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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The Salesman

The Salesman

The Salesman
IMDb: 7.8
125 min

Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.

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Abad va yek rooz

Abad va yek rooz

Abad va yek rooz
IMDb: 8.2
110 min

Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she\'s gone.

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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Taxi

Taxi

Taxi
IMDb: 7.3
82 min

A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive…

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The Past

The Past

The Past
IMDb: 7.8
130 min

After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters between mother and daughter Ahmad unwittingly lifts the lid on a long buried secret...

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Closed Curtain

Closed Curtain

Closed Curtain
IMDb: 6.5
106 min

A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.

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Genre: Drama
Paziraie sadeh

Paziraie sadeh

Paziraie sadeh
IMDb: 6.7
100 min

This twisted Iranian narrative follows a mysterious couple from Tehran as they distribute large bags of money in an impoverished mountain border town. Beginning as a black comedy, the film\'s mood transforms as the games played by Kaveh (director Mani Haghighi) and Leyla (Taraneh Alidoosti) become increasingly perverse, as they find inventive ways of humiliating the recipients of the cash. The immorality of the central characters is at times sickening, and their chain of lies is often as puzzling to us as they are to the townsfolk depicted onscreen. What is the relationship between the pair and why are they giving away money to the needy? Modest Reception has no easy answers nor pat resolutions - instead Haghighi takes the viewer on an intriguing ride into the dark recesses of the human spirit.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
A Separation

A Separation

A Separation
IMDb: 8.3
123 min

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer\'s disease.

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Genre: Best 2011
Inja bedoone man

Inja bedoone man

Inja bedoone man
IMDb: 7.9
100 min

The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.

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Genre: Drama, Family
Offside

Offside

Offside
IMDb: 7.3
93 min

Since women are banned from soccer matches, Iranian females masquerade as males so they can slip into Tehran\'s stadium to see the game between Iran and Bahrain. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by soldiers. One sympathetic soldier agrees to watch the game through a peephole and recount the action to the impatient fans.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Fireworks Wednesday

Fireworks Wednesday

Fireworks Wednesday
IMDb: 7.7
102 min

On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young woman sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of the woman she suspects. Roohi is betrothed, innocent of marital discord. Over the course of the day, she, the couple, their small son, the wife\'s sister and husband, and the beautician engage in a series of exchanges, confrontations, and prevarications. Are the wife\'s suspicions unwarranted; is her behavior imperiling her marriage? Acts of kindness may go awry. And the trip to Dubai?

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Beautiful City

Beautiful City

Beautiful City
IMDb: 7.7
101 min

Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried out. Now, Akbar is transferred to prison to await the day of his execution. A\'la, a friend of Akbar, who himself has undergone imprisonment for burglary, soon after his release tries desperately to gain the consent of Akbar\'s plaintiff so as to stop the execution

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Genre: Drama
Sokout

Sokout

Sokout
IMDb: 7.0
76 min

Khorshid lives with his mom in a house near a river somewhere in Tajikistan. Th landlord comes around every morning to ask for the rent. Khorshid has to provide the money or else they\'ll have to leave. His blindness has given him an amazing skill in tuning musical instruments which gets him a job at an instrument making workshop. But the problem is That Khorshid is mesmerized by sonorous music all the time; whenever he hears a great musician play, he loses track of time and place. For this, he always gets lost and gets to work late. How is he going to make a balance between his love of music and his task as a breadwinner?

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Genre: Drama, Music
Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven
IMDb: 8.3
89 min

Zohre\'s shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali\'s. School awaits...

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Leila

Leila

Leila
IMDb: 7.6
102 min

This film tells the story of a semi modern Iranian couple, who are trying to fight the old beliefs & old generation. This is a failing battle because the man is not strong enough.

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Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Gabbeh

Gabbeh

Gabbeh
IMDb: 6.9
75 min

An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose history is depicted in the design of the gabbeh, and the rug recounts the story of the courtship of the young woman by a stranger from the clan.

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F for Fake

F for Fake

F for Fake
IMDb: 7.8
89 min

Orson Welles\' final film documents the lives of infamous fakers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. De Hory, who later committed suicide to avoid more prison time, made his name by selling forged works of art by painters like Picasso and Matisse. Irving was infamous for writing a fake autobiography of Howard Hughes. Welles moves between documentary and fiction as he examines the fundamental elements of fraud and the people who commit fraud at the expense of others.

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