A charming drama imbued with a love of cinema that provides alternative take on the allure of those coveted award season statues.
In a small village in Iran, nine-year-old Yahya and his friend Leyla work hard to support their families. They spend their days scouring local rubbish dumps for anything of value. One day they find a precious golden statue. Sharing a passion for cinema, Yahya's boss Naser Khan decides to help them find the owner. A heart-warming and typically Iranian adventure, full of childlike wonder and sly social commentary.
Director: Hassan Nazer
Cast: Reza Naji, Hossein Abedini, Parsa Maghami, Helia Mohammadkhani
In Persian with subtitles
The studio has a capacity of 20, so it's advisable to book to avoid disappointment.
A story of magic being found in the most unlikely of places, the shining gold statuette at the centre of the piece provides a stark contrast that will make you think as well as smile.