The White Balloon

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Panahi’s début feature was scripted with Abbas Kiarostami. This appealing tale follows in real-time the premiere solo journey across Tehran of 7-year-old Razieh in search of the lucky goldfish for the next day’s New Year festivities. Setting the film and the camera at her point of view, Panahi reveals the excitement, wonderment and fear that this small but epic voyage inspires.

84 minutes

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