The Brick and the Mirror (1965)

Director
Ebrahim Golestan

Main cast
Taji Ahmadi; Zackaria Hashemi; Goli Bozorgmehr; Masoud Faghih; Parviz Fanizadeh

Genres
Drama

Description
Moody realism conveys a stark poetry in this tale of a cab driver stuck with an abandoned baby in his back seat. Moral quandaries and social fears vie with eroticism when the driver and a lonely woman spend the night with the baby as the phantom facsimile of a family. The film’s finale, set in an orphanage, is a stunning, haunting piece of social realism that was to send ripples of influence through the next four decades of Iranian cinema.


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