From 15.03. To 29.03.2010.
FILMS OF YEARNING
Returning home from the shoemaker, Ali loses his younger sister Zahra’s shoes. Fearing punishment and knowing that his parents have no money for new shoes, the children decide to keep it a secret. The solution they come up with is to share Ali’s shoes until they find the money to buy new ones for Zahra. The plan is that Zahra wears the shoes to school in the morning and gives them to Ali for the afternoon shift…
After their father’s death, fourteen-year-old Mehrollah is alone with his mother and three younger sisters. As the new head of the family, he goes south looking for a job so he can support his family. After some time, having managed to save enough money, he returns to his hometown with presents. Surprised and angry, he realizes that his mother has remarried to a policeman and moved to a new house. Unwilling to accept his stepfather, Mehrollah stays in the old house.
Mohammad is a smart boy full of love for life. He attends a school for the blind in Teheran, but does not allow the fact that he is blind to limit him. When school finishes for the year and summer vacation starts he cannot wait to return to his hometown and see his family. While his grandmother and two sisters look forward to his return, his father does not know how to treat the handicapped boy. He has not told his fiancée that he has a son and he constantly transfers responsibility for the boy...
A group of Kurds and several illegal Afghanis work on a construction site in Teheran. Among them is Najaf, a widower with a large family. When he injures his leg, his son Rahmat replaces him at work. Seeing how fragile and weak the boy is, a supervisor puts the stronger Lateef in Rahmat’s position. Because of the new job, Lateef treats Rahmat with cruelty but soon he realizes the boy’s secret…
After ten years in jail, Ayda wants to find her daughter. Her husband had molested her and during many years in prison, the thought of her daughter gave her strength and was her reason to live. She manages to locate the girl in a town on the Iranian-Pakistani border, but she is forced to hire a local guide to help her…
Hayat is a twelve-year-old girl living in the country with her parents and younger brother and sister. However, she is not a typical girl. She has plans and is determined to get proper education in order to fulfill them. A day before an important exam her father gets ill. Even though she must watch over her younger sister, she will do everything in her power to take the test at the same time.
Tahereh is a middle-class housewife who spends her life taking care of her husband, daughter and son. While she cares for them, it seems that nobody cares about her. Her husband is always busy, her son and daughter selfish. After all her duties, she has no time for herself. Even though she likes to write poetry she has no time to write; she gave up painting a long time ago. As she gets more depressed every day, it seems that her only consolation is religion.