The Color of Paradise
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A modest and accessible Iranian film, softer than most but still intriguing."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"We find what people are made of, and it isn't always comforting."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"The entire film is memorable in its sweet simplicity."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"When more film lovers discover the visual beauty of this film and continue to be haunted by its imagery, Majidi's films will surely receive more screenings in the states"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"It tells with sophisticated simplicity a not so simple story of faith and unconditional love and the sadness that comes to one who falls short in both."
‑ Arthur Lazere,
"Visually stunning and emotionally uncommonly graceful and deeply moving portrayal of the hopes and desolation of childhood."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A convincing spiritual parable about the bounties of grace and the emptiness of a life not filled with gratitude to God."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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