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The Color of paradise
Majīdī, Majīd, 1959-
Publication Information:
[Tehran, Iran] : [Varahonar Film Co.]] ; [Culver City, CA :] : [Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment], c[1999], 2000.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mohammad joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind in Tehran, unaware of his father's intention to disown him. Engaged to be married, the widowed man has kept Mohammad a secret from his fiancée, certain the boy's disability will destroy his only chance for happiness. With the wedding swiftly approaching Mohammad's future hangs precariously in the balance as his father struggles against his destiny, unable to see the wonder of life and love that is so clear to his son.
General Note:
Originally produced as an Iranian motion picture in 1999.

Special features: theatrical trailers; talent files.
Start -- Braille test -- Souvenirs -- Waiting for father -- Return to the nest -- "Keep this child." -- Business -- Catching the wind -- ABC -- Granny -- Gifts -- Bride-to-be -- The Shrine -- "Make a wish." -- Special guest -- By the sea -- "Where are we going?" -- Ali Fatemi -- A poor, miserable man -- Carpenter's apprentice -- Worried about Hashem -- Delicate touch -- "Take them." -- Granny's funeral -- Marriage canceled -- Going home -- Swept away -- A miracle.
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: Rated PG.
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DVD 620 Adult DVD Foreign Language
DVD 620 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video

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Director Majid Majidi, whose Bacheha-Ye Aseman/Children Of Heaven was the first Iranian film to be nominated for an American Academy Award, returns with another compassionate story of children in need. Mohammad (Moshen Ramezani) is a student at a special school for blind children in Tehran; when summer break rolls around, Mohammad is the last student to be picked up by his family. His mother is dead, and his father (Hossein Mahjub), who earns a meagre wage working in a charcoal producing plant, sometimes considers abandoning the boy. However, father does eventually arrive, and Mohammad spends the summer with his sisters and grandmother at a farm surrounding by dazzling fields of wild flowers. The summer in the country is a joyous experience for Mohammad, until he discovers his father is giving thoughts to re-marrying, and considers his handicapped son to be a stumbling block in his future matrimonial plans. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi