Directed by Narges Abyar and produced by her husband Mohammad-Hossein Qasemi, the movie shows how the hopes and dreams of many Iranian children were shattered by the flames of the war that Iraq waged in 1980.
The story of the film begins in the late 1970s in a suburb of Karaj, where Bahar, Nader, Kamal and Maryam live with numerous colorful dreams of their childhood along with their father and granny. The mother of the household, however, has died a few years ago.
The father, who suffers from asthma, works for a shoemaking company. In her dreams, Bahar, who narrates the story of the film, wishes to treat him when she becomes a doctor.
‘Breath’ won the Golden Simorgh for Best Film with National View at the 34th Fajr Film Festival held in 2016.
The film has been honored at some international cinematic events, including the Children’s Film Festival Seattle in the US, where it won the Global Zoom Prize.
Don’t miss ‘Breath’ tonight at 22:00 GMT.