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Last updated September 20, 2021

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Children of Heaven

1997 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

A young boy accidentally loses his sister's shoes and must share his own sneakers with her in a sort of relay while each attends school at different times during the day. The boy eventually enters a foot race in hopes of winning a new pair of shoes.
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The Queen and I

2008 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Nahid Persson Sarvestani's thought-provoking documentary about her friendship with Queen Farah, the Shah of Iran's wife, demonstrates how even those at odds can find middle ground and understanding as the conversation becomes political and personal.
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Turtles Can Fly

2005 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Residents of an Iraqi Kurdistan village await the violent arrival of the invading U.S Army. A young boy named Satellite (Soran Ebrahim) helps clear minefields and installs equipment that brings in news from the outside world. Meanwhile, three orphans wander aimlessly, the victims of tragic happenstance. As Saddam is removed from power, these innocent children must confront the harsh reality that awaits them. Bahman Ghobadi directs.
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A Time for Drunken Horses

2000 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When the youngest boy of a destitute Kurdish family suffers from a terminal illness, his young siblings struggle to pay for a life-saving operation, resorting to manual labor and smuggling to raise the funds because their parents are dead.
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Iran: The Forgotten Glory

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Discover the splendor of ancient Persia through this in-depth documentary series that charts the rise of the Achaemenid and Sassanid empires, visits extraordinary locations, and profiles influential figures like Cyrus the Great, Darius and Xerxes.
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2001 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

While building a site in Tehran, 17-year-old Turkish worker Lateef is drawn to young Afghan worker Rahmat, who is dangerously in disguise. Her secret will changes both of their lives forever.
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No One Knows About Persian Cats

2009 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

What do you do when you can't play music in your homeland, but you can't leave your country to play it abroad either? This is the dilemma faced by an Iranian guy and gal who, fresh on the heels of their prison release, decide to form a rock band. Despite having drive and ambition to spare, the wannabe rockers are stymied by lack of passports, lack of funds and lack of musicians who're willing to leave Iran in this drama from Bahman Ghobadi.
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The Deserted Station

2002 | NR | 2.9 out of 5 Stars

This lyrical film asks what happens next when a couple is stranded in a small village after their car breaks down. While the husband and a local schoolteacher make the necessary repairs, the wife forms a bond with the town's children.
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This Is Not a Film

2011 | NR | 2.7 out of 5 Stars

When the Iranian government banned director Jafar Panahi from making a film for 20 years, he titled his next project This Is Not a Film. The resulting documentary covers a day in Panahi's life as he reflects on his unhappy situation.
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Men at Work

2006 | NR | 2.6 out of 5 Stars

An allegorical comedy, this Iranian film follows the strange quest of four old friends who become obsessed with shoving over a giant rock. Their absurd efforts to upturn the phallic-shaped boulder begin to reveal some deeper issues.
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Googoosh: Iran's Daughter

2000 | NR | 2.5 out of 5 Stars

Once Iran's most famous pop singer, Googoosh was forbidden to perform or record music as a result of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Filmmaker Farhad Zamani tells her story in this documentary and examines how the revolution transformed Iranian culture.
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1986 | NR | 2.4 out of 5 Stars

Rand Martin stars in this tense actioner as a drug runner who decides to turn the tables on his longtime employer -- a power-wielding drug lord and gangster -- by paying him back in piles and piles of revenge. As a means to an end, the drug runner joins forces with a county sheriff ... who has motives of his own. Together, they dig in deep to bring the unscrupulous kingpin's empire to its knees.
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