Derakhte Golabi / The Pear Tree (1998) DVD9
At first The Pear Tree seems more like a contemplative meditation than a story. There doesn’t seem to be a clear narrative journey, but only a collection of memories of the distant past on the part the man character. But as you follow along, you see that the film reflects the protagonist’s interior passage towards self-discovery.
The story of The Pear Tree concerns a successful writer and intellectual, Mahmoud, who has gone on a retreat to his family’s rural estate near Mount Damavand, northeast of Tehran, in order to overcome a serious case of writer’s block: he has been unable to complete the current chapter of his book project for the past six years. While he is there trying to write, he begins to think a about some past events in his life that he had long suppressed. What triggers these thoughts is the contemplation of a familiar pear tree in the garden behind his house.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:35:13 | 6.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English, Francais, Persian, Arabic
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Cast: Homayoun Ershadi, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohammad Reza Shaban-Noori
Country: Iran

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