Under the Moonlight



Directed by: Reza Mir-karimi

(96 mins) Winner of the Special Jury Prize and Best Director at the 2001 Tokyo International Film Festival, Under the Moonlight tells the story of Seyyed Hassan a young seminary student who is about to don the clerical attire. While preparing for this honor, Seyyed’s supplies are stolen by a small boy. In search of the culprit Seyyed sets out for the suburban area where he meets people who have never met a cleric and know nothing about this profession. Under such unfamiliar circumstances, Seyyed acquires a new understanding of society and human beings.

In Farsi with English subtitles.