In present-day Iran, studious and devout Hafez (Mehdi Moradi), 17, nevertheless finds poetry as compelling as his studies. Called to instruct the Great Mufti's young daughter, Nabat (Kumiko Aso), they sit in adjacent rooms and discuss, through a high window in the wall, religion, philosophy and poetry. When she recites one of his poems he looks through the window and they fall in love, but Hafez is reported to the Mufti, banned from the house and Nabat falls sick. Thus begin Hafez's great trials in the name of love and art.
Running Time: 98 mins | Language: Farsi dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Abolfazl Jalili | Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of) | DIFF Section: The Cinema of the World