The Color of Paradise
aka Rang-e khoda
First screened in September 2000 / Most recently screened in March 2020
Director: Majid Majidi. Cast: Mohsen Ramezani, Hossein Mahjoub, Salameh Feyzi, Mohamad Rahmani, Kamal Mirkarimi, Zahra Mizani, Farahnaz Safari, Elham Sharifi, Masoome Zinati, Ahmed Aminian, Morteza Fatemi, Behzad Rafi, Moghadam Behboodi. Screenplay: Majid Majidi.

Twitter Capsule: Extremely color-rich photography in a tale whose governing subject and theme is blindness. Pretty boldfaced.

VOR:   Even the ambiguity at the film's end is a fairly blunt version. Still, I'm impressed at how it straddles kid-friendly fable and darker reverberations.

Photo © 1999 Varahonar Company, © 2000 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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