The White Balloon
Release Date: December 4th, 1995
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 25 min.
It's New Year's Eve in Tehran, Iran, where it's a tradition to buy or catch a fish. Seven-year-old Razieh (Aida Mohammadkhani) yearns for a new goldfish for her family's pond, but in 90 minutes all the shops will close for a week-long holiday. After she and her brother, Ali (Mohsen Kalifi), convince their mother (Fereshteh Sadr Orfani) to give them the family's last 500 tomans, they must make it to the market in time, ward off shady characters looking to prey on them and hang on to the money.
Director: Jafar Panahi