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    Dard-i hijrat : Qays film taqdīm-i mīkunad
    Dard-e-hijrat 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.
    • Contributor: Shāhīn, Salīm - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video
    Khāk-i surkh / Catalog Record Only Television serial based on Iran-Iraq War during 1979-1988.
    • Date: 2005
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    Bū-yi kāfūr, ʻiṭr-i yās / Catalog Record Only An old film producer, who has been in retirement from the profession for twenty four years, receives an offer from a Japanese film company to make a documentary film about funeral and burial customs in Iran. He is depressed over his wife's death a few years ago and he always dreams of her, which prevents him from enjoying life. By accepting this offer to ...
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Par-i parvāz /
    Pare parvaz | Wing to fly | Wings to fly Catalog Record Only
    This film is based on the true story of the actor/musician (Aghili) who plays the lead role. A young musician, Yasman, wants to release his album in Iran, but his father, who owns a record company, convinces him to leave Iran in order to release his album.
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
    Farmān / Catalog Record Only In this action adventure, feature film set during the Qajar era and British colonialism in Iran, the province of Fars is the place where foreign colonial governments confront each other. Seyyed (Sa'id Rad) the fighter patriot gets arrested by British agents and rejects their offer to be given the position of governing Boushehr.
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video
    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. ...
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Close-up /
    Nema-ye nazdik | Namā-yi nazdīk 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 ...
    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video
    Ajall : Qays film taqdīm-i mīkunad
    Ujjal Catalog Record Only
    This film about drugs and addiction was made by an Afghan youth after the collapse of the Taliban regime.
    • Contributor: Shāhīn, Salīm - Amānyār, Zabīh Allāh - Vafā, Aḥmad Shafīq - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Mus̲allas̲-i ābī /
    Blue triangle 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....
    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video
    Zamānah /
    Zamaneh Catalog Record Only
    A soldier, Saeed, who has gallantly fought in war, falls in love with a beautiful girl named Zamanah.
    • Date: 2003
  • Film, Video
    Pārtī /
    Party 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 ...
    • Date: 2004
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    Smell of camphor, fragrance of jasmine /
    Booye kafoor, atre yas | Bū-yi kāfūr, ʻiṭr-i yās 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.
    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video
    Shāzdah Karīm /
    Shazdeh karim Catalog Record Only
    Karim Shazdeh is the only one who can joke with Nasser al-Din Shah, the king of Iran. One day king is looking for fun instead of sentence to employ and gives the opportunity to Karim to benchmark his court. It is not any practical for Karim to refuse the king. Than Karim plays the role of and face of the people of Royal Court ...
    • Date: 2005
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    Dīgah chih khabar?
    What's up? 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. ...
    • Contributor: Mīlānī, Tahmīnah - Bānkī, Riz - Aḥmadī, Mahd - Jabilī, Ḥamīd - Almāsī, Jahāngīr - Piṭrūsiyān, Māhāy - Shirkat-I Farhangi-I Hunarī Javānih Puyā (Firm) - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Dīv va parī /
    Dew wa pari 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.
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
    Zindān-i zanān /
    Women's prison | Zendan-e zanan | Zensan-e zanan 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)
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
    Burj-i mīnū /
    Minoo watch tower | Minoo tower 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 ...
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
    Zindān-i zanān /
    Women's prison | Zendan-e zanan | Zensan-e zanan 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)
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video
    Kumītah-i mujāzāt /
    Punishment CommittE | Komiteh mojazat Catalog Record Only
    This feature film shows life in Tehran during the reign of Ahmad Shah Qajar in the 1940's. The series of assassinations start in this time period of the Qajar dynesty and British colonialsm.
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Date: 2003
  • Film, Video
    ̤Protest /
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Kīmiyāʼī, Masʻūd - Arjmand, Dariush - Furūtan, Muḥammad Riz - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video
    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.
    • Date: 2005
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    Dirakht-i gulābī /
    Pear tree | Derakhte golabi Catalog Record Only
    Mahmood comes back to his paternal summer house after being far from it for many years. He teaches philosophy at the university and also is a writer. He wants to finish his book in a quiet place, but the old gardener comes to him every day and complains that this tree doesn't bear fruit. When Mahmood sees the tree, he remembers his first youthful ...
    • Date: 2006