It’s the summer of 1967 and young Willie is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome, in the North of Western…
Winner, Best Children’s Feature Film, 2010
Some time after the death of his father, a young boy in rural Iran accidentally overhears his mother’s plans to consider a new husband. Directed by his uncle, he dutifully travels to Tehran with the man who is supposed to become his stepfather so he can witness the sale of the family van for a good price. The journey to the city sees the pair leave their familiar village to encounter and experience the myriad life of the country, both rural and urban, and also forge a relationship with each other.
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