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A Moment Of Innocence

Synopsis:
During Shah’s regime when Mohsen Makhmalbaf is a 17-year old guerrilla, along with a girl, who is a guerrilla as well they attack a policeman to disarm him. The police and Makhmalbaf wound each other and the girl disappears. 

20 years later, when Makhmalbaf is a 37 year old director and gives an add in the newspaper for choosing the cast of “Salam Cinema”, the ex-policeman goes to Makhmalbaf’s house and sends a message to Makhmalbaf through his youngest daughter “Hana” and asks for a role in the cinema. Makhmalbaf decides to make a movie of the disarmament that happened 20 years ago from today’s view. He chooses a 17-year old young man to play his role when he was young. Then each of them follows their own youth with a separate camera to track the truth in the method that the incident had taken place 20 years ago. Both of them reach the disarmament location from two different directions but the 17- year old young, whom plays the role of Makhmalbaf’s youth, is not willing to act violently and wound the policeman, even for justice. On the other hand it becomes obvious that the policeman, who didn’t know about the attack incident, had fallen in love slow by slow with the guerrilla girl that has come along with Makhmalbaf for disarming him. And even when he gets wounded and becomes unconscious he does not discover the girl’s secret and he had carried the sorrow of that love in his heart for 20 years and he was looking for his lost love all these years. And now that he has realized the truth, he reacts towards the 20 years that he has lost.

International Awards: 
  1. Special Jury Award – Locarno Festival (Switzerland) 1996.
  2. Youth Golden Award - Locarno Festival (Switzerland) 1996.
  3. Among Top Ten Films of the Decade – Awarded by International Festival Directors and Critics 1999.
     
Titles: 

Original Title: Noon-O-Goldoon
Screenwriter, Editor & Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Cast:
Mirhadi Tayyebi
Ali Bakhshi
Ammar Tafti
Maryam Mohammad – Amini
Moharram Zeinalzadeh
Fariba Faghiri
Maryam Faghiri
Lotfollah Gheshlaghi
Moshen Makhmalbaf
Hana Makhmalbaf
Director of Photography: Mahmoud Kalari
Sound: Nezameddin Kiaee
Music: Majid Entezami
Set Designer: Reza Alghemand
Executive Manager & Still photography: Mohammad Ahmadi
Producer: Makhmalbaf Film House
1996, color, 78 mins.

International Sales: Makhmalbaf Film House (Iran)
 

Festivals: 
  1. Fajr Film Festival, Iran 1996. Awarded the “Best Sound”.
  2. Locarno International Film Festival , Switzerland 1996.
  3. Montreal International Film Festival, Canada 1996.
  4. Toronto International Film Festival, Canada 1996.
  5. Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan 1996.
  6. International Film Festival of Vienalle, Austria 1996.
  7. Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada 1996.
  8. Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil 1996.
  9. The Festival of Iranian Films in Paris, France 1996.
  10. The 14th Turin International Festival of young Cinema, Italy 1996.
     
  11. Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece 1996.
  12. New Delhi International Film Festival, India 1997.
  13. The 10th Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore 1997.
  14. Melbourne International Film Festival ,Australia 1997.
  15. Sochi International Film Festival, Russia 1997.
  16. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech 1997.
  17. Wellington International Film Festival, New Zealand 1997.
  18. Auckland International Film Festival, New Zealand 1997.
  19. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto, Canada 1997.
  20. The Festival of Iranian Films at Montreal Conservatoire, Canada 1997.
     
  21. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada 1997.
  22. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Northwest Film Center , Portland, 1997.
  23. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Film Center of Chicago, USA 1997.
  24. The Festival of Iranian Film at The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA 1997.
  25. Museum of Fine Arts of Boston ,USA 1997.
  26. Museum of Modern Art of New York, USA 1997.
  27. Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, USA 1997.
  28. The Festival of Iranian Films at The UCLA Film Archive, USA 1997. ِِِ”A Tribute to Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  29. The Festival of Iranian Films at Cleveland Cinematheque, Canada 1997 ”A Tribute to Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  30. Copenhague International Film Festival , Denmark 1997.
     
  31. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Cinematheque Bonn, Germany 1997.
  32. Taipei International Film Festival, Taiwan 1997.
  33. Washington International Film Festival, USA 1998.
  34. Oslo International Film Festival, Norway 1998.
  35. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Cinematheque portuguesa, 1997.
  36. Hong kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong 1998.
  37. London International Film Festival, UK 1998.
  38. Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon 1998.
  39. Gotebourg International Film Festival, Sweden 1998.
  40. The Festival of Iranian Films at The Cinematheque Stockholm , Sweden, 1998.
     
  41. The Festival of Iranian Films at The St Louis Webster University, USA 1998.
  42. Sitges International Film Festival, Spain 1998.
  43. Reykjavik International Film Festival, 1998.
  44. Summer Film Festival, South Korea 1998.
  45. The Festival of Iranian Films at Cinematheque Pusan, South Korea 1998.
  46. Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea 1998.
  47. The Festival of Iranian Films at Cinematheque Stockholm, Sweden 1998.
  48. Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea 2005.
  49. Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia 2006. 
  50. Munich International Film Festival, Germany 2006. 
     
  51. Student Center Zagreb, Croatia 2006.
  52. Doclisboa International Film Festival, Portugal 2013
  53. Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, Hong Kong 2014
  54. IDFA International Film Festival of Amesterdom, Netherland, 2014