85 minutes, Iran, 1985, Subtitled, Colour, D-Cinema

Scripted by Abbas Kiarostami, whose own work is often concerned with the world of children, Jafar Panahi’s debut feature follows feisty seven-year-old Razieh, who is determined to buy new goldfish for the festivities surrounding the Iranian New Year.

Having won the argument with her mother, she rushes to the market, only to meet with a series of misadventures that imperil her purchase. Voted one of The Guardian’s best family films of all time, it’s an elegantly told tale of deceptive simplicity.

This film is screening as part of our season, Cinema of Childhood (April 12th – 20th). 

Show your ticket for Mark Cousins’ A Story of Children and Film to IFI Box Office staff to claim discounted concession rates for tickets to any Cinema of Childhood Season films in April: €6.90 (instead of €8.60)/IFI Members: €5.40 (instead of €6.90).

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