Of Iran, and the colour of paradise

Of Iran, and the colour of paradise
If Iran has always fascinated and intrigued you and you have wanted to look behind the political unrest in to the heart of the city — Devi Art Foundation has just the thing for you.

The Elephant in the Dark — an exhibition curated by Amirali Ghasemi, and Majid Majidi’s film The Color of Paradise — will take the mind into the depths of what defines Iran as a country.

The exhibition is a glance into the various aspects of Iranian life, society and culture. The movie —
The Color of Paradise
— is about the world of an incredibly talented visually handicapped boy who is at the mercy of his father’s crippling sense of shame.

Academy Award nominee Majid Majidi’s film explores the life of Mohammad who is back in his village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind. But his happiness is cut short when he realises that his widowed father has plans to disown him to win the hand of a local woman and acquire the dowry too. With the wedding fast approaching, Mohammad’s future hangs in balance as his father struggles unable to see the wonder of life and love that his son can so easily see.

Majid Majidi is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director, film producer and screenwriter. In 1998, Majidi directed the film Children of Heaven, which was nominated to receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Though it lost to the Italian film Life Is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni, Children of Heaven is the first Iranian film to have been nominated by the Academy.

At: Sirpur House, Plot No. 39, Sector 44, behind Epicentre (Apparel House), Gurgaon
When: Today, 6.30 pm
Phone: 01242715000


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