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A Moment of Innocence
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A MOMENT OF INNOCENCE

Nun va Goldoon

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Iran, France, 1996
Drama

Synopsis

Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf was an anti-Shah radical during his teenage years before the Islamic Revolution, landing in jail after an incident with a police officer that left both wounded. Two decades later, Makhmalbaf re-creates this incident on screen with the with the help of the same officer.

Synopsis

Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf was an anti-Shah radical during his teenage years before the Islamic Revolution, landing in jail after an incident with a police officer that left both wounded. Two decades later, Makhmalbaf re-creates this incident on screen with the with the help of the same officer.

Our take

Shaping the Iranian cinema of the 90s—alongside Abbas Kiarostami and Jafar Panahi—Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s greatest film is a profound and emotional work of hybrid filmmaking. Recreating his own violent encounter with police, this meta-narrative is a political and personal work of reflection.