Made by Iranian filmmaker Amir Naderi in 1974, the movie will be available on the web portal of Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) today.
Online screening of ‘Harmonica’ is a decision made to amuse children who are at their homes over the past three weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Set on the sun-drenched southern coast of Iran, the film is about a young boy who receives a musical present from abroad.
Fascinated and envious, his friends make him to the leader of the pack, as they compete for the privilege of holding the harmonica or even blowing a few notes.
No one is more obsessed than Amirou, gentle and heavy-set, who seems willing to do anything to get close to the harmonica and its owner.
Following the closure of Iranian schools in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the IIDCYA has been screening a lineup of its productions online; the screening titles include ‘A Non-Profit Police Station’ by Yadollah Samadi, ‘Hamoun and the Sea’ and ‘The Water Urn’, both by Ebrahim Foruzesh.
Each film will be available for 24 hours on omid.kpf.ir, free of charges.
The institute has also offered some of its books and audiobooks on the website.