Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Movies vist the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

A Moment of Innocence

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Documentary
Release Date:November 10, 1999
Running time:78 minutes
Cast:Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Moharam Zinal Zadeh, Maryam Mohamadamini, Mirhadi Tayebi, Ali Bakhshi
Director:Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Producer:Abolfazl Alaghehband
Writer:Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Distributor:New Yorker Films

Description: In Tehran, a former policeman in his forties gets in contact with the Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, reminding the filmmaker that he had promised him a part in his next movie. In fact, the two men had "met" 20 years earlier under rather dramatic circumstances: in 1975, the young Makhmalbaf, a dissident under the Shah's regime, stabbed this policeman while trying to steal his revolver. Imprisoned, the future filmmaker was released during the height of the Revolution. Instead of coming through with a role for the policeman, Makhmalbaf suggests that he prepares a restaging of that politically dramatic moment during '70s Iran from his own point of view as a former law enforcer; Makhmalbaf will prepare his own restaging as well, so that both stories could be woven into a dramatization, which Makhmalbaf and his crew would shoot. What results is an exercise in perspective and layered dramatic parody: each of the protagonists will have a small film crew and re-create the event as he saw it.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Handwriting Headquarters
We've got handwriting practice worksheets, handwriting tips, and answers to your child's writing struggles, just in time for back to school. Brought to you by BIC.

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!