Delbaran

Jalili’s award winning film tracks 14-year-old Afghan boy Kaim who succeeds in illegally crossing the border into Iran. There in the red-rock town of Delbaran he finds sanctuary with an elderly couple, working in their tavern. But security is short-lived as the local police officer zealously pursues illegal immigrants and another threat looms over the trio. Featuring a cast of non-actors, DELBARAN is Iranian cinema at its finest – spare but beautiful, with power residing in simplicity.”Beautifully photographed and suggestively edited…haunted throughout by intimations of violence.” Village Voice, New York

Duration:
87 minutes

Country of origin:
Iran

Year of production:
2001