directed by Majid Majidi
. This time,
the funding came from Varahonar
rather than The Institute for the Intellectual Development
, that is, the Iranian
The literal title of the film is The Colour of God. (Rang-e Khoda).
A previous Majid Majidi film Khoda Miad (God Shall Come) starred the
same actor as the father.
The central character is Mohammad, an 8-year-old blind
boy. The story is quite subtle, involving questions
of "what is selfishness?", "to what degree should
self-interest come first?", "does God favour the blind?",
"what does it mean to say that God is invisible?", etc.
It is truly an excellent film and underrated on
imdb.com because their ballot-stuffing prevention
mechanism has stuffed up! I guess no system is perfect.
There is some argument on the imdb message board
for the film
about the meaning of the conclusion of the film.