The Apple

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Cast: Massoumeh Naderi, Zahra Naderi, Azizeh Mohamadi, Ghorban Ali Naderi, Zahra Saghrisaz
Iran, France, 1998, 86’, black & white
Farsi with Turkish and English subtitles

Two daughters are locked up by their unemployed father and blind mother. When their neighbours call social services to report the children’s imprisonment, an investigation ensues; rumours fly and the girls’ plight is reported by the local press. The neighbourhood is caught up in a fury of controversy as the sisters are placed on a bittersweet path to joining the wider world. As explained by the director, this film combines documentary and fictional techniques in its story- telling. Most of the film’s protagonists are based on the actors themselves.

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