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Under the Moonlight

Feature Film

Reza Mir-Karimi


100 minutes

In Farsi with English subtitles


Winner! Grand Prize, Cannes Critics Week

"...boasts obvious sincerity and a forthright sense of purpose." - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

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In this provocative film from the new Iranian cinema, seminary student Seyyed Hassan is preparing to rise to the status of cleric when his vestments are stolen by a young thief. Seyyed tracks the boy to a poor and distant suburb where he's treated to an eye-opening view of the gulf between religious teachings and harsh, everyday life. Winner of the Grand Prize for Feature at the 2001 Critics Week at Cannes.

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