The White Balloon

The White Balloon (Badkonake sefid)
  • 1995
  • Iran
  • 1h 24min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jafar Panahi
  • Cast: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadr Orfani.

A young girl goes to the market to buy a goldfish, but loses her money on the way. The material may be the most mundane of concerns, but this film, which unfolds in real time, is as nerve-wracking as any Hitchcock thriller. With its truth to detail, stylistic simplicity and wonderful depiction of innocence and purity, it reawakens faith in the medium of cinema.

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