Abjad (2002)

Abjad
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mehdi Morady Actor n/a 1 1000001
Mina Molania Actor n/a 1 1000002
Sharare Roohy Actor n/a 1 1000003
Fariba Khademy Actor n/a 1 1000004
Abolfazl Jalili Director n/a 2 2000001
Emmanuel Benbihy Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mel Gee Henderson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Abolfazl Jalili Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mehdi Majd Vaziri Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Abolfazl Jalili Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mazyar Sheikh Mahbooby Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Outside Tehran, in the town of Saveh, fourteen-year-old Emkan is torn between his deep, instinctual passion for artistic expression and his parents' conviction that his creativity is an offence against their Muslim faith. When a new girl named Maassoum moves into the neighbourhood, they strike up a tender friendship which develops into love. This relationship feeds Emkan's burgeoning desires to explore his talents and experiment with arts he has not encountered before-- photography and motion pictures. However, his father's ongoing disapproval, and the changing political climate of the time, present Emkan with the increasingly difficult task of negotiating the family's traditions, his own faith, his irrepressible nature and his feelings for Maassoum.
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