Amir Toodehroosta / IR, 2023 / 91 min.
A curious Iranian boy uncovers a secret at kindergarten that will change his untrammelled view of the world forever. Youthful innocence collides with the adult world in this Iranian drama that was nominated for a Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Kindergarten is the first and last chance Iranian girls and boys have for unrestricted learning in the country’s gender segregated school system. The lessons are interlarded with government propaganda with the tension between freedom and state control simmering beneath the surface.
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