Color of Paradise (Rang-e khoda)
Director : Majid Majidi
Run Time: 90 min
Venue: IDC Auditorium
Time: 9:00 P.M.
Mohammad is a student at a special school for blind children in Tehran; when summer break rolls around, Mohammad is the last student to be picked up by his family. His mother is dead, and his father who earns his bread working in a charcoal producing plant, sometimes considers abandoning the boy. However, father does eventually arrive, and Mohammad spends the summer with his sisters and grandmother at a farm surrounding by dazzling fields of wild flowers. The summer in the country is a joyous experience for Mohammad, until he discovers his father is giving thoughts to re-marrying, and considers his handicapped son to be a stumbling block in his future matrimonial plans. Mohammad grandmother cannot take it and she tries to leave the house, broken hearted she dies. How about the family, what happens to Mohammad’s father, what is waiting for Mohammad these questions slowly lead to the ending of the story. What we want and what we get may never match in our life: this truth reveals subtly.
- Mohsen Ramezani (Mohammad) really is blind.
- Selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2000 Oscars.
- Majidi's original title for this film is (translated) "Color of God".