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The Gardener

The Gardener

2012 / Iran / 87 min / N-7
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Director(s) - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Screenwriter(s) - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Actors - Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Maysam Makhmalbaf, Paula Asadi, Ririva Eona Mabi
Producer(s) - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Cinematographer - Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Maysam Makhmalbaf
Editor(s) - Maysam Makhmalbaf
Composer(s) - Paul Collier , Salar Samadi
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Dialogues - Persian, English
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

An Iranian film maker and his son travel to Israelto investigate a world religion with around 7 million followers. Youth from all over the world come to Haifa, the center of this religion, to serve.
As the father accompanies a gardener from Papua New Guinea, he finds similarities between the teachings of this religion, which was born in Iran, and the positive ideas promoted by people like Mandela and Gandhi. He shares this idea with his son, but the son strongly believes that all religions tend to bring about destruction. As a result of these arguments, father and son separate from one another and pursue their own paths. 

About Directors

Mohsen Makhmalbaf (b. 1957 in Teheran, Iran)


"Two Blind Eyes" (1984), "Boycott" (1986), "The Peddler" (1987),  "The Cyclist" (1989), "The Actor" (1993), "Fleeing From Evil to God" (1995), "Time of Love" (1995), "Salam Cinema" (1995), "Gabbeh" (1996), "A Moment of Innocence" (1996), "Silence" (1998), "Kandehar" (2001, "Kino pavasaris"), "Sex & Philosophy" (2005), "Scream of the Ants" (2006), "The Gardener" (2012, "Kino pavasaris").