If you would like to expand your horizons in cinema, these critically acclaimed Iranian films serve best as your introduction to Iran cinema’s powerful narrative.
This 2001 Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi, tells the tale of a construction site worker who falls in love with an Afghan worker,
2. ‘Children of Heaven’
Another masterpiece by Majid Majidi, ‘Children of Heaven’ is a 1997 Iranian family drama about a brother and sister, who are in search of lost shoes.
3. ’A Separation’
The 2011 drama tells the story of a couple who wants to separate with a large range of issues, including the plight of a care-giver hired to take care of the husband's father, won’t let them carry through.
4. ‘Taste of Cherry’
Made by Abbas Kiarostami, the movie tells the journey of a man who is searching for someone to bury him after he commits suicide.
5. ‘The Salesman’
Another masterpiece by Asghar Farhadi ‘The Salesman’ tells the story of a married couple. The wife is assaulted and the husband is out to find the attacker. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.