1985 / drama / Iran / original title : DAVANDEH / 94'’ / status : completed / Persian / long feature-film / French and International catalog
After enrolling in a school, an impoverished boy finds conflict with his classmates and decides to compete to earn their respect.
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“Amir Naderi broke new ground in the Iranian story-telling and cinematic style. Mr. Naderi created a culture of filmmaking, as much in how he worked as in the work that he did.”
“Amir Naderi’s 1984 “The Runner” is often lauded as the first movie to emerge from post-revolutionary Iran and for having one of the best child performances of all time with Madjid Niroumand.”