Venue: RIM Auditorium
Time: 5:00 pm
Title: The Color of Paradise
Director: Majid Majidi
“The Color of Paradise” (http://www.sonypictures.com/classics/colorofparadise/) is a fable of a child’s innocence and a complex look at faith and humanity. Visually magnificent and beautifully moving, the film tells the story of a blind boy whose inability to see the world only enhances his ability to feel its powerful forces.
Mohammed (Mohsen Ramezani) is an eight-year-old boy who attends a boarding school for the blind in Tehran. At the end of term, all the children go home to spend the holidays with their families – all but Mohammed, whose father Hashem (Hossein Mahjub) is a bitter widower who regards his son as a burden. Eventually, Hashem grudgingly agrees to take Mohammed back to the family farm in Northern Iran, where he’s greeted with joy by his grandmother (Salime Feizi) and two sisters. Mohammed is happy on the farm, but meanwhile Hossein, who plans soon to marry again, is wondering how to get rid of him for good.
‘The Colour Of Paradise’ is a film that inspires us to look at our own world with new eyes and leaves us with a deep sense of the inner goodness of humanity.