A fable of childhood, man, and nature: a cinematographic feast for the eyes, The Desert Fish spans over 1200 miles of stunning, never-before-filmed Iranian countryside. A poetic, visual treat about a young boy (IMAN AFSHAR) in search of his mother (RONAK YOONESI) who was lost at sea more than eight years ago, the story inspires hope. As in classic childhood stories, we witness the fusion of magic, tragedy, young love, and the trials of adolescence woven into a powerful tale of redemption. With subtle notes of man’s responsibility to nature, in a world where nature is turning against us, The Desert Fish ultimately reveals how much a child will sacrifice for a chance at happiness and how much we will have to sacrifice for our future.
Cast: Iman Afshar, Ali Zolfaghary, Rashid Naroui
Director: Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
Year: 2014 | Run Time: 84 min
Genre: Drama, World Cinema