A Simple Event

Synopsis: The story of a ten years old Iranian schoolboy living with his mother and his father in Northern coasts of Iran. The boy helps his father in selling the latter's illegal fishing and helps his mother in shopping for her and bringing home water from a well. The three characters live together in only one room. Their life is austere. The boy eats only bread and milk every day... One day the boy's mother dies.
Genre: Drama
  2 wins.
80 min

A SIMPLE EVEN Actors: Anne Mohammad Tarikhi,

Habibullah Safarian, Hedayatullah Navid

Sohrab Shahid Saless

Hey boy, clear off the track!

The crow was cawing with pain.

The tree consoled him.

"It's life, friend. There's pain and then

there's happiness. Do you see my branch?

Its dry and leafless

but has still stuck with me."

The crow felt better and said:

"We share our pain.

If Im not disturbing you, allow me

to build a nest on this branch."

The tree said:
"Its my pleasure.

You have wings

to fly and bring me back

news of the mountains.

My biggest wish is to know what

goes on behind the mountain.

Im certain there are cool springs.

Trees there arent thirsty like me. I yearn

for a river that can quench my thirst."

Who knows the meaning of that word?

Zamani, do you know

what quench means here?

It means to spray water.

To pour.

To sprinkle.

Keep reading!

The raven said "if I make a nest here,

you won't be so lonely and hopeless."

And I'll do everything

in my power for you.

Now that you've rested, I'll go beyond

the mountain to bring you the news.

He said it and flew off to the skies.

When he reached beyond the

mountain, he saw a valley

with pleasant weather

and flowing rivers.

And he followed a stream until

he reached the fountain...

with crystal clear water.

- Did you write it?

- Yes, sir.

You may go now.

Turn the light off.

All the species of the same gender,

and animals...

Where were you?

Go and sit!

And objects...


and also places which look identical

I said people...

Now let's talk about people.

Like, father... mother

and sister... and brother







Now we are talking about animals,

such as cows, camels, horses, cats.

Get out!


As I was saying, animals such as

cows, camels, horses, cats.

Now places:

such as alleys, streets, mountains,

plains, deserts.

Give me two loafs.

[Praying in Arabic]

Watch out. Its hot.

Go get some water.



Shut the door!


Although... they treated him... tenderly

Although... they treated

him... tenderly,

he wouldn't calm down.

He wouldn't calm down.

To the extent...

To the extent that the king...

To the extent that the

king became... restless...

restless and angry.

They found no way out.

No way out.

A wise man...

a wise man...


a wise man...

was present on that ship.

He said to the king...

He said to the king...


If you order...


I will...

quiet him...

quiet him down.

Him... down.

The king said:

be doing me a big...

a big


and... service..."

He asked

He asked

the scared servant

the scared servant

to be thrown into the sea.

Thrown into the sea.


All rise!

We are students of 5th grade.

30 students present. One absent.

This is the dictation class

with Mr. Zomorrodi.

Please take your seats.

I'm introducing you to Mr. Zomorrodi.

Pleased to meet you.

- What were you doing?

- Spelling practice.

He has memorized a poem. May he

recite it? -Of course, please go ahead.

Iran, dear Iran's our house.

Our homeland, our country, our nest.

It's our heritage from Cyrus and

Artaxerxes. We've inherited this land.

You see greatness around all borders,

From Khosrow, Toos, Giv, and Goodarz,

from the Hirmand to Vakhsh, which

Rostam travelled on his mighty horse.

Any brick that build this land,

bears the marks of our men's heroics.

The mountains and the prairies

have all been blessed by God.

The mighty people of this land,

brave and bold and pious,

Died with their souls in peace,

and left this land to us with honour.

Today, you splendid children,

that you rule on this mighty land,

do not rest on your inherited laurels.

Seek art, power and greatness.

Never be idle and leave the land.

Fight with your life to keep it in hand.

You, stand up!

- You!

- Who? Me?

No, not you. The one next to you.

Stand up!

- How far did you get in history?

- Until Shah Abbas the Great.

Explain the Ghaznavids dynasty to me.

Speak up! The Ghaznavids!

Haven't you studied the Ghaznavids?

The Ghaznavids!

Tell us about it!

Come on!

Hey you! Where do you

think you're going?

Come closer!

Give me that letter.

Read it out loud.

My dear uncle, hope you are well.

If you ask about us,

thanks to God, we're all well.

We are praying for you.

Naneh Badji is well too and says hello.

Abbas Ali is well and says hello.

The children send their regards.

Ramazan left for Tehran a week ago.

He hasn't written us yet.

Karim sends his special regards.

Karim's smallest son has

finished primary school.

Karim wants to sell the shop.

We are very well.

Naneh Badji says hello.

A few days ago Rajab was here.

He hasn't gotten his money yet.

I showed him your letter.

He said hello to you.

He wants to go for pilgrimage,

taking his daughter along.

To visit Imam Reza's shrine.

If you ask from us, we are praying too.

Haj Hassan's daughter married

Davood, Rahman's son.

Naneh Badji says hello.

She is very agitated.

I hope you come here in the summer.

So we can see you and your children.

Mohammad Khodabakhsh passed away.

Passed away. God rest his soul.

This is the same Mohammad who had a grocery

shop. Now the shop is closed down.

God rest his soul.

Mashadi Taghi too passed away.

God rest his soul.

He was very old.

Abbas Ali send his special regards.

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