Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The Color of Paradise
This is an incredibly moving Iranian film; very unHollywood. Eight years old and blind, Mohammed returns home from school for the summer after nearly being abandoned by his widower father. Mohammed savorus the country (special sound effects capture his acute sense of hearing), but warm days and wildflowers have no effect on his father's mood. Believing his blind son will ruin his chance to remarry, Mohammed's father needs no less than a miracle to have a change of heart.