The Apple
Filmfest 2006

Based on a true incident and using the actual family involved in the case, the film tells a bizarre but engaging story. In a run-down part of Tehran, two twin daughters live as virtual prisoners of their poor father and blind mother, locked behind bars for all of their 12 years. The father’s argument (from the Koran, ed.) is that: ‘My daughters are like flowers. They mustn’t be exposed to the sun or they would soon fade...’ With its unaffected charm and natural humour, THE APPLE won the prestigious Sutherland Trophy for best first feature at the London Film Festival. Artificial Eye

tags: Feature film

Cast: Massoumeh Naderi, Zahra Naderi, Ghorban Ali Naderi


Director: Samira Makhmalbaf