Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  85 min.
Release Date: October 26, 2001
DVD: May 14, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 4.14
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Cast: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tanti, Sadou Teymouri


Nafas, a young Afghan refugee living in Canada, receives a letter from her younger sister back in Kandahar, Afganistan, who threatens to kill herself during the next solar eclipse. She manages to reach Iran and disguises herself as a veiled peasant. With the assistance of a boy she meets in a cemetery, she crosses war-ravaged, mine-strewn wastelands and must deal with illness, bandits and border guards in order to reach her town and save her sister before the next eclipse.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Screenplay: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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