The Song of Sparrows

The Song of Sparrows (Avaze gonjeshk-ha) (Persian: آواز گنجشک‌ها ‎) is a 2008 Iranian movie directed by Majid Majidi. It tells the story of Karim, a man who works at an ostrich farm until he is fired because one of the ostriches fled. He finds a new job in Tehran, but he faces new problems in his personal life.  This film opened to critical acclaim.

Karim works at an ostrich farm outside of Tehran, Iran. He leads a simple and contented life with his family in his small house, until one day when one of the ostriches runs away. Karim is blamed for the loss and is fired from the farm. Soon after, he travels to the city in order to repair his elder daughter’s hearing aid but finds himself mistaken for a motorcycle taxi driver. Thus begins his new profession: ferrying people and goods through heavy traffic. However, the people and goods he is dealing with every day start to change Karim’s generous and honest nature, much to the distress of his wife and daughters. It is up to those closest to him to restore the values that he once cherished.

Directed by Majid Majidi
Produced by Majid Majidi
Written by Majid Majidi Mehran Kashani
Starring Reza Naji
Music by Hossein Alizadeh
Release date(s) February 2008
Country Iran

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