The Pear Tree (Derakhte Golabi)
Goli Taraghi, who visits the New York State Writers Institute on October 24th, wrote the screenplay of this film, based on her short story. Intent on completing a new novel, an author with writer’s block returns to his family’s vacation house in the Iranian countryside, where he is beset by childhood memories. The film received the Silver Hugo for Best Feature at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Directed by Dariush Mehrjui
(Iran, 1998, 95 minutes, color, in Farsi with English subtitles)
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