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Bazmandeh, major Iranian movie on Palestinian struggle 8:08 | 26\01\1396

Bazmandeh (Survivors) is credited to be the sole blockbuster in the Iranian cinema that centrally focuses on Palestinian struggle







Bazmandeh (Survivors) is credited to be the sole blockbuster in the Iranian cinema that centrally focuses on the Palestinian struggle for freedom.

Based on Ghassan Kanafani's novel, 'Returning to Haifa,' this film, set in 1967, centers on a Palestinian couple who return to the war-torn city to search for their young son Farhan, whom they were forced to abandon when fleeing Zionist acts of terrorism in 1948.

Saeed and Atefeh's own house has even been taken over by a Polish Jewish family, who, it transpires, are holding Farhan hostage. It is up to the couple, with the assistance of Farhan's steely grandmother, to find a way to reclaim their lost son.

One of the few Iranian films to tackle the Palestinian issue from a historical perspective, this stunning piece of work from Seifollah Daad features meticulous attention to period detail and moving performances.