The Color of Paradise (1999)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 24, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - Iran  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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.

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abandonment, blindness [physical], child, countryside, family, farmhouse, nature, poverty, remarriage, student, Summer

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High Artistic Quality