Father - 1996
Directed by Majid Majidi
After the death of his father, Mehrollah (Hassan Sedighi) leaves his small village to earn money for his mother and three young sisters. Upon his return he learns that his mother has married a local policeman. He feels betrayed by his mother and believes that her motivation for re-marrying was money, despite the fact he was working hard to support them.
Color, 1 hour 36 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Pedar
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|Hossein Abedini||Mehrollah's Friend|
Sayed Mehdi Shodjai
|Director of Photography||Mohsen Zolanvar|
|Sound Recordist||Yadollah Najafi|
|Production Designer||Behzad Kezzazi|
|Sound Mixer||Mohammad Reza Delpaak|
|Music||Mohammad Reza Aligholi|
Mehrollah sneaks up on his old friend.
Mehrollah's friend (Hossein Abedini, who would later star in Majidi's Baran) breaks the news to Mehrollah that his mother has remarried.
Mehrollah (Hassan Sedighi) is angered by the news.
Exploring his now-empty house, his family has moved in with the policeman.
Seeing his family with their new patriarch.
Mehrollah's mother hopes he would be more understanding.
Washing fathers's grave.
Mehrollah attempts to repay the policemen for all he has spent on his family.
After Mehrollah runs away, the policeman uses his tracking skills honed arresting smugglers to bring him back.
His family's new father.
By Lawrence Van Gelder The New York Times
Forming new families after death or divorce is never easy, even with the best of intentions, and the problem knows no geographic boundaries. A straightforward, well-acted and perceptive Iranian film called "The Father" addresses this problem with skill and insight against an exotic background.
The director, Majid Majidi, who was also a co-writer of the film, builds on the seething rage of a 14-year-old named Mehrollah (Hassan Sedighi), who returns to his remote village from the seaside city where he has been working, only to discover that his widowed mother has remarried and moved in with her husband. Continued
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