Derakht-E Golabi (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Iran  |  
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In this bittersweet Iranian drama, middle-aged author Mahmoud (Homayoun Ershadi) reflects on his youth, and the story flashes back to post-WW II Iran and awkward 11-year-old Mahmoud (Mohammad Reza Shaban-Noori) at a country estate north of Tehran where the youth falls under the spell of his 14-year-old female cousin known only as M (Golshifte Farahani). As Mahmoud's infatuation increases, his adolescent dreams soar to creative, religious, and erotic heights. Decades later, a barren pear tree leads his memories back to M. Shown at the 1998 Fajr Film Festival.

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cousin, infatuation, loss-of-innocence, love, middle-age, writing