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Breath

(Nafas, Narges Abyar, 2016, Iran)

Ages 10 and up

Zoom Family Film Festival

Iran's first-ever Oscar submission to be directed by a woman, Breath is set during the tumultuous time in the late 1970s and early 1980s spanning the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. The film follows Bahar (Sareh Nour Mousavi, in a riveting performance), a young girl who retreats into imagination, fantasy, and folklore in the face of the conflict around her. Using short animated sequences and intimate voice-overs, this visually impressive film beautifully evokes a child's perception of the world. (112 mins., DCP) In Persian with English subtitles. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

"The imaginative world of a 9-year-old girl is superbly captured…takes its place among memorable Iranian films about childhood from masters like Kiarostami."

This film may not be suitable for children under 10. The film features a child dealing with the effects of poverty, war, illness, and a loving grandmother who nonetheless beats and curses at her grandchildren. Please call Director of Education Shelly Casto at (614) 688-3986 with questions.

Little girl reading a book

Breath, image courtesy of Iranian Independents

Group of children dancing

Breath, image courtesy of Iranian Independents

Little girl in sunglasses playing with dolls

Breath, image courtesy of Iranian Independents

Children running through wheat field

Breath, image courtesy of Iranian Independents

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Breath