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Waiting | انتظار

PersianDrama 48 min 1974

The story takes place in a coastal town in southern Iran. It revolves around a teenage boy who is the main character and is tasked with delivering a crystal bowl full of ice to an old man and woman every day. The boy hands the bowl to a woman whose hand appears from a house, without seeing her face or body, and then delivers the ice to the elderly couple’s home. Eager for the time to collect ice, the boy one day opens the door of the house where the woman’s hand emerges during a time of mourning in the town. He enters the house and witnesses unusual scenes of women mourning. An old woman inside the house notices him, scolds him, and throws him out. The next time the boy goes to collect ice, an old woman’s wrinkled hand, instead of the young woman’s usual hand, reaches out to take the bowl from him to fill it with ice.

Amir Naderi
Amir Naderi
Firooz Malekzadeh
Kamran Shirdel
Ahmad Asgari
Herayr Atashkar
Hossein Hessami
Mohammed Haqiqi
Production Company
Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adult

Cast & Crew
Farzaneh Yousefi, Hasan Heidari, Rasool Chamani, Reza Yaghuti, Soheila Ahmadi, Zohreh Ghahremani