THE WHITE BALLOON
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(1995, Jafar Panahi) Seven-year-old Razieh desperately wants a new goldfish to ring in the Iranian New Year, and when her mother finally gives her the banknote to fetch it, her greatest adventure begins, as bad luck intercedes and the hunt to retrieve the money is underway. A modern day tale of childhood adventures. Winner of Prix de la Camera d’Or at Cannes, and recently named one of the 50 best family films of all time (The Guardian.) In Farsi with English subtitles. Approx. 85 min. 35mm.
"A MASTERPIECE.. one that grows in impact and subtlety over repeated viewings.
Both gripping and charming, with well-sketched characters and expert storytelling."
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicaco Reader