Baran Poster

Release Date: 2001

PG|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
"Baran" is the story of Afghan refugees told through the eyes of an Iranian teenage boy named Lateef. His devotion to a person he barely knows leads him to the choice that will change his life forever. Academy Award nominated director Majid Majidi ("Children of Heaven"; "Color of Paradise") delivers a heartbreaking story of unrequited love.

Cast: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Reza Naji

Director: Majid Majidi

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Simple, but loaded. It celebrates the humanity and humanism at the heart of Iran's remarkable flow of films, but it's also more of a rebuke to materialistic values than any ideologue could ever hope to be. show more

  • The latest in a flowering of good films from Iran, and gives voice to the moderates there. It shows people existing and growing in the cracks of their society's inflexible walls. show more

  • Expressively filmed story of rivalry, romance, and cultural conflict. show more

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