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  • Mus̲allas̲-i ābī / Catalog Record Only

    Moslem, a handyman with a broken leg, is crazy about soccer and finds his kindred spirit for this sport in a young boy named Ali. Ali too loves soccer and, against his father's will, always finds time to play soccer. During an encounter with a national team soccer player, Ali's life turns upside down and....

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • Iʻtirāz / Catalog Record Only

    When Amur learns that the woman who is to marry his younger brother, Reza, is having an affair with another man, he murders her to restore his family's good name. Amur stoically goes to prison for 12 years where he is regarded as a hero. But when he is released, he discovers that Iran has changed and killing for family honor is now regarded ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • Man Tarānah-i 15 sālah dāram / Catalog Record Only

    Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir, until Amir's mother talks Taraneh into accepting. Amir's mother procures a temporary marriage permit, allowing the couple to date. They are to marry after graduation. Before she knows it, Taraneh is pregnant, Amir is on his way to Germany, and his family is contesting the paternity ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Shūkhī / Catalog Record Only

    Riza and his friend used to make their living by reciting elegiac poetry at the homes of the deceased. One day, while performing the funerary tradition, they save the lives of victims of an air crash and later learn that these people were involved in illegal activities.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Burj-i mīnū / Catalog Record Only

    Musa is about to be married when he receives a letter reminding him of an earlier promise. As the sole surviving soldier of an Iraqi attack on a watch-tower on Minoo Island, he is required to return to the island and dismantle the watch-tower, where his good friend and future brother-in-law, Mansoor, was martyred. Musa and his wife, Minoo, go to the gulf town ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Farār : film-i sīnimāʼī / Catalog Record Only

    Movie based on the Iran-Iraq war.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1984
  • Bārān / Catalog Record Only

    This is a moving tale of the relationship between a young Iranian construction worker, Lateef, and an immigrant laborer, Rahmat, from Afghanistan. A workplace rivalry disappears when Lateef realizes Rahmat is actually Baran, a teenaged girl desperately trying to provide for her needy family. The revelation changes both their lives as they now share a dangerous secret and possible romance, and Lateef discovers within ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • 5 ʻaṣr / Catalog Record Only

    At Five in the Afternoon (Persian: Panj é asr) is the story of a young woman trying to gain an education in Afghanistan after the defeat of the Taliban and her relationship during the postwar reconstruction with the current religious turmoil and social situation. It was the first film shot in Kabul after the NATO invasion. The title comes from a Federico García Lorca ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • Pārtī / Catalog Record Only

    Amin, the editor of a liberal weekly magazine in Iran, faces prison because of a perceived insult to the state contained in his dead brother's war memoir, which he published. His colleague at the magazine, Negar (who later becomes his wife), doing her best to get Amin out of prison, discovers that Amin's uncle, a corrupt, conservative candidate for parliament, conspired to put Amin ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Bārān / Catalog Record Only

    This is a moving tale of the relationship between a young Iranian construction worker and an immigrant laborer, Rahmat, from Afghanistan. A workplace rivalry disappears when Lateef realizes Rahmat is actually Baran, a teenaged girl desperately trying to provide for her needy family.The revelation changes both their lives as they now share a dangerous secret and possible romance, and Lateef discovers within himself more ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • Dīv va parī / Catalog Record Only

    In this fairy tale from Afghanistan for children, a fairy who comes from the sky and meets with children who are playing in the garden. Soon a devil appears and kills many innocent people. The fairy saves the people and then punishes the devil in a public gathering of the village people.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Zindān-i zanān / Catalog Record Only

    Spanning 18 years in an Iranian women's prison, this film follows two women: Tahereh, the tough, new prison warden, a devout Muslim who served in the army on the Iraqi front; and Mitra, who is serving a sentence for killing her mother's abusive husband. Mitra and Tahereh spar thoughout the film, but over the years, they learn to respect each other.

    • Contributor: Ḥikmat, Manīzhah - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Khāk-i surkh / Catalog Record Only

    Television serial based on Iran-Iraq War during 1979-1988.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Smell of camphor, fragrance of jasmine / Catalog Record Only

    In this semi-autobiographical, black comedy, Bahman Farjami, a filmmaker who has not directed for twenty years due to censorship, experiences a strange set of of coincidences that convince him that the angel of death must be near. As a means of confronting his fears, he decides to make film about his own funeral.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • Safar-i Qandahār / Catalog Record Only

    Nafas, an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who is overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and in despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, and has vowed that she will commit sucide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Nadāmat / Catalog Record Only

    Two groups of the students make their own gangs in the school and have frequent fights with each other. The older brother of one of the students who was also deprived of a formal education, spoke to both groups and convinced them to solve their problem through negotiations so that they would use words instead of fists to solve their disputes. Both groups agree ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Zindān-i zanān / Catalog Record Only

    Spanning 18 years in an Iranian women's prison, this film follows two women: Tahereh, the tough, new prison warden, a devout Muslim who served in the army on the Iraqi front; and Mitra, who is serving a sentence for killing her mother's abusive husband. Mitra and Tahereh spar thoughout the film, but over the years, they learn to respect each other.

    • Contributor: Ḥikmat, Manīzhah - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Close-up / Catalog Record Only

    An otherwise undistiguished printer's apprentice, Ali Sabzian, bears a slight resemblance to the film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. He tricks a well-to-do family in Teheran into giving him money, supposedly to finance his next movie project. Though this is a fake documentary, the actual people involved in this bizarre true story re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
  • Jahān pahlavān takhtī / Catalog Record Only

    A young director is engaged to finish an incomplete film Takhti, champion of world. As he studies the script of a dead director, he notices that the death of Takhti is doubtful. A suspicious call and also information about the death of the champion, makes the director suspicious.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Dard-i hijrat : Qays film taqdīm-i mīkunad / Catalog Record Only

    After the collapse of Taliban regime in Afghanistan, more and more young people are making movies. This film revolves around the topic of separation from friends and family.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Dīgah chih khabar? / Catalog Record Only

    A female college student named Firishtah is kicked out of the university because of a prank that goes awry. She finds a job in a company, and with her brother, a computer whiz, designs a robot which helps around the house. Firishtah eventually falls in love with her boss, Mr. Zindī. In the end, she is allowed to return to her studies, and Mr. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Khanah siyah ast : nuskhah-i aṣlī-i film / Catalog Record Only

    This drama is about a leprosy colony in Tabriz, Iran and a compassionate portrait of forgotten people.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Bārān / Catalog Record Only

    This is a moving tale of the relationship between a young Iranian construction worker, Lateef, and an immigrant laborer, Rahmat, from Afghanistan. A workplace rivalry disappears when Lateef realizes Rahmat is actually Baran, a teenaged girl desperately trying to provide for her needy family. The revelation changes both their lives as they now share a dangerous secret and possible romance, and Lateef discovers within ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • Osama / Catalog Record Only

    A 12-year-old Afghan girl and her mother lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work. The Taliban have also forbidden women to leave their houses without a legal "companion". With her husband and brother dead there is no one left to support the family and without being able to leave the house the mother is left with nowhere to turn. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Zamānah / Catalog Record Only

    A soldier, Saeed, who has gallantly fought in war, falls in love with a beautiful girl named Zamanah.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003