Gavaznha

Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is a drug addict. He sticks around to try and help his friend kick the habit; instead, both men are caught in a shootout with the police and...

  • Directed ByMasud Kimiai
  • StarsFaramarz Gharibian, Behrouz Vossoughi, Garshasb Raoufi
  • GenreCrime, Drama

Beautiful City

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

  • Directed ByAsghar Farhadi
  • StarsTaraneh Alidoosti, Babak Ansari, Faramarz Gharibian

Leila

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.

  • Directed ByDariush Mehrjui
  • StarsLeila Hatami
  • GenreDrama, Foreign

Taste of Cherry

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami won the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for this contemplative film about a Muslim, Mr. Badi (Homayon Ershadi), who drives around the barren hills outside Tehran, flagging down passers by and offering good money for a simple job that he's hesitant to explain. He's planning his suicide and seeks someone to perform something of a symbolic eulogy.

  • Directed ByAbbas Kiarostami
  • StarsHomayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
  • GenreDrama

The Patience Stone

A woman in an unnamed, war-torn Middle Eastern country delivers an engrossing, emotional monologue to her comatose husband, in novelist and filmmaker Atiq Rahimi's poetic and politically charged allegory based on his award-winning novel. (TIFF)

  • Directed ByAtiq Rahimi
  • StarsGolshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan
  • GenreDrama, War