• Director

    Amir Naderi

  • With

    Madjid Niroumand, Abbas Nazeri, Musa Torkizadeh

  • Iran 1984. 94min

  • Digital (restoration)

  • English subtitles

A young orphan lives on the shores of the Persian Gulf, a place of dazzling light and oil refineries. When he’s not running chasing trains, the boy has learned to survive in a hostile society by collecting empty bottles at the harbour, shining shoes and selling iced water on the streets. Amir Naderi’s lyrical autobiographical portrait of childhood is a work of staggering power, reminiscent of De Sica’s Shoeshine and Truffaut’s The 400 Blows.

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