The Boot (59 mins)
Sameneh pesters her mother for a pair of red boots, only to lose one and then undertake a desperate search for it. Director Mohammad-Ali Talebi (Bag of Rice, Willow and Wind) is a master at crafting deceptively simple tales that result in a substantial emotional pull; all-too-identifiable quests for basic pleasures and needs that bring to mind classics like Bicycle Thieves. At 60 minutes, The Boot is a wonderful introduction to his world.
Start playing within 30 days. Finish watching in 48 hours.
Featuring Sameneh Jafar-jalali, Ali Atashkar, Raya Nasiri
Directed by Mohammad-Ali Talebi
More like this...
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard’s collaboration with Cannes Festival-favourites Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne is a stunning, tense drama about a woman’s race against time to save her job.
A wonderful short film, produced by British Transport Films, about travelling around Britain by bicycle - with the help of the odd train.
Cycling stunts and sight gags in a music hall curio.
Blissful scenes of tourists arriving by boat and then sea bathing on a beach in the Venetian lagoon.
Directed by Percy Stow, 1911
Two gifted servants perform magical feats for their employer with the aid of some impressive cinematic trick effects.
Beautiful and chilling newsreel pictures of the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history.
Director Hong Khaou and actors Ben Whishaw, Peter Bowles, Morven Christie, Naomi Christie and Andrew Leung discuss their film Lilting.
Directed by Hong Khaou, 2013
Ben Whishaw stars in an intimate portrait of two strangers brought together by the common language of grief.
Enjoy a preview of the exciting films we’ve got in store for you on the BFI Player.