Scene from the film Mashti Esmaeil
Scene from the film Mashti Esmaeil
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Mashti Esmaeil

  • Iran
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Despite his blindness and old age, Mashti Esmail walks three hours every day to till his rice paddies. The open-hearted old man fills everybody around him, including his wives, with his friendly optimism. The portrayal of everyday reality is depicted with cinematographic sensitivity reminiscent of Still Life, a 40-year old classic of Iranian cinema.


  • Original title
    Mashti Esmaeil
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mahdi Zamanpoor
  • DOP
    Mahdi Zamanpoor
  • Editing
    Mahdi Zamanpoor
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel 2015
  • Awards
    • Sesterce d'or George Foundation for Best Medium-length Film - Visions du Réel 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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