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Films & Schedules - The Song of Sparrows

Fri, Feb 6, 2009
at 6:45 PM (B2)

Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 6 PM (B3)

The Song of Sparrows

DIRECTOR: Majid Majidi - Iran

In this sentimental and sometimes humorous story, a hardworking rural ostrich farmer, Karim (Reza Naji, awarded best actor at the Berlin International Film Festival), is fired from his job and must move his family to Tehran to look for work.  Due to a case of mistaken identity, he finds opportunity behind the wheel of a gypsy taxi.  The sudden exposure to more affluent people and their material preoccupations starts to transform Karim's generous and honest nature, much to the distress of his wife and daughters.  It is up to those closest to him to help him remember the values he once cherished.  This year's Iranian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. 

Selected Filmography: Baduk (92), The Children of Heaven (97), The Color of Paradise (99), The Willow Tree (05).

B2     96 Minutes    

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