- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 19, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Surround - Farsi
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2000
"...Mohsen Ramezani is an enthusiastic, vivacious presence..."
New York Times - 03/31/2000
"...Stunningly beautiful....A devastating movie and yet another gem to spring from one of the world's most vital national cinemas..."
Box Office - 03/01/2000
"...Fine performances and fierce honesty..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/31/2000
"...Majidi has a way with children, and his rapport with little Mohsen Ramezani is remarkable....THE COLOR OF PARADISE is a powerful experience..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/02/2000
"...Deliberately simple....It is made with delicacy and beauty. The soundtrack is alive with natural sounds..."
THE COLOR OF PARADISE is the uplifting story of Mohammed, a blind eight-year-old who, after school has been let out for the summer, journeys across the gorgeous Iranian countryside with his father. The young boy hasn't let blindness suffocate his spirit, and it is this overriding optimism that makes director Majid Majidi's film such a glowing experience. As he reunites with his sisters and grandmother and is sent away to become a carpenter's apprentice, the situation remains hopeful--even when Mohammed's father threatens to destroy it. A film with a universal message, THE COLOR OF PARADISE works with a simplistic spirituality.
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- Stephen Holden of the New York Times, Philip French of the Guardian (U.K.), and Time named THE COLOR OF PARADISE one of the 10 best films of 2000; it was also named the Best Foreign Film of 2000 by the San Diego Film Critics Society.