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Iran | 1984 | Amir Naderi

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Maybe the first masterpiece of the Iranian New Wave, Amir Naderi’s moving, semi-autobiographical drama tells of an 11-year-old orphan boy who struggles to subsist in an Iranian port city by taking various odd jobs (delivering ice, scavenging bottles in shark-infested waters, etc.). Likened to such childhood classics as Truffaut’s The 400 Blows and De Sica’s Shoeshine, this beautifully filmed and inspiring classic is an unforgettable hymn to human survival and aspiration. “A work of astonishing power and simplicity.” –L.A. Times. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. Restored DCP. 94 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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