The Color of Paradise - 1999
Directed by Majid Majidi
Mohammad (Mohsen Ramezani) is a gifted blind child whose talents are unappreciated by his widowed father who is preoccupied with marrying a local woman for dowry and social status.
Color, 1 hour 30 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Rang-e-Khoda
Firouzan Rank # 39
|Behzad Rafi||Village Teacher|
|Mohammad Rahmani||Teacher for the Blind|
|Morteza Fatemi||Master Carpenter|
|Director of Photography||Mohammad Davoudi|
|Sound Recordist||Yadollah Najafi|
|Production Designer||Nasser Drakhshan|
|Sound Mixer||Mohammad Reza Delpaak|
|Music||Ali Reza Kohandairy|
Young Mohammad (Mohsen Ramezani) patiently waits for his father to pick him up from the Institute for the Blind.
Despite his disability, Mohammad is able to navigate a tree and return a baby bird to its mother's nest.
As his father assembles a dowry in the background Muhammad patiently waits to return home.
Mohammad inquires as to the scenery that the bus passes by.
His father (Hossein Mahjoob) annoyed and unimpressed of his son's curious nature, reluctantly answers.
Mohammad observes the growth of his sister since the last time they were together.
Showing off his reading skills at the village school and quickly gaining popularity amongst the local children.
Mohammad's father unloads his son off to a blind carpenter who takes him in as apprentice.
Mohammad's loving grandmother is disgusted by his father's actions and threatens to leave.
Signs of life.
By Stephen Holden The New York Times
In one way or another, the cinema of every nationality addresses the tenuous relationship of man and nature (in the United States it tends to be through bloated disaster epics like "Twister"). But in Iran this grandest of themes is almost a national obsession. And in Majid Majidi's stunningly beautiful film, "The Color of Heaven," that relationship is evoked with an ecstatic sensuousness along with an awed awareness of nature's destructive power that are nothing less than extraordinary. Continued
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