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Bag of Rice

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Bag of Rice 1996 U

79 mins Director. Mohammad-Ali Talebi

Four-year-old Jairan is ignored at home, and is itching for something to do. She convinces her neighbour, an old lady who is partially blind, that the two of them should travel across one of the world’s busiest cities, Tehran, to buy rice. What could possibly go wrong? A gentle take on Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Mohammad-Ali Talebi’s disarming film starts as an odd-couple adventure, then opens out into something profound and unforgettable.

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Directed by

Mohammad-Ali Talebi


Masume Eskandari

Jairan Abadzade

Hossain Kalantar




Cinema of Childhood Unavailable on DVD


U Infrequent very mild bad language





Production company

Digital Media Lab

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