THE COLOR OF PARADISE (Majid Majidi, 1999)

Although there’s a strenuous, unappealing passage prior to the final, wonderful shot, Iranian writer-director Majid Majidi’s Rang-e khoda—literally, The Color of God—is an affecting and gorgeous piece of work. Essentially, it is about the strained relationship between a widower, Hashem, and his eight-year-old son, Mohammad, who is blind and whom his father sees as obstructing […]