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The Pear Tree

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Year of participation 2008
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The Pear Tree
Producer(s) Dariush Mehrjui, Faramarz Farazmand
Director(s) Dariush Mehrjui
Script Dariush Mehrjui
Director of Photography Mahmoud Kalari
Production designer Bita Qezal Eyaq, Farlar Javaherian
Sound Saman Baqerpoor, Jahangir Mershekari
Edit Mustafa Kherqepush
Cast Homayoun Ershadi, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohammad Reza Shaban-Noori, Nematollah Gorji
Production company(-ies) Farabi Cinema Foundation
 

Synopsis

Middle-aged author Mahmoud reflects on his youth, and the story flashes back to post-WW II Iran and 11-year-old Mahmoud at a country estate north of Tehran where the youth falls under the spell of his 14-year-old female cousin known only as M. As Mahmoud's infatuation increases, his adolescent dreams soar to creative, religious, and erotic heights. Decades later, a barren pear tree leads his memories back to M.

Awards
Silver Hugo (Best Film, Chicago IFF, 1998), Crystal Simorgh (International Competition: Best Actress, Best Cinematography, 1998).

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