Thirteen - Sizdah - سیزده

Thirteen - Sizdah - سیزده

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Thirteen - Sizdah - سیزده


Thirteen - Sizdah - سیزده
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Thirteen year-old Bemani struggles to deal with his parents' divorce in this striking coming-of-age film by Houman Seyyedi. Abused by his peers at school, Bemani seeks comfort in a group of older kids from the wrong side of the tracks. They welcome him into the fold, and soon Bemani becomes mixed up in a life of petty crime. When a shocking incident takes place, Bemani realizes that he has become embroiled in something far more complex than he could have imagined. A powerful story of teen rebellion and what it means to be an adolescent in contemporary Iran, 'Thirteen' received awards for Best Picture and Best Cinematography at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival.

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