the director of Café Setareh and Maxx
musician Siavash is set to play in his bands first live show, when he decides
to visit the tomb of his father--killed in the Iran-Iraq War--to seek his blessing.
After the concert is a success, a friend reveals that Siavashs father was
not martyred in the war but instead has returned to Tehran with other POWs. Distraught
and confused, the young musician turns to his photojournalist girlfriend for help
The directorial debut of
popular filmmaker Saman Moghadam (Maxx; Café Setareh), this groundbreaking
drama captures the mood of Iran just after the Iran-Iraq war in which a younger
generation of Iranians was less fervent about religion than their parents and
more concerned with leading a peaceful life.
banned by authorities, the film pushed against the barriers of censorship by featuring
rock music, which was discouraged in Iran, and by showing public interaction between
young men and women.