The Apple (1998)
The Apple (1998)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Apple

Samira Makhmalbaf | Iran | 1998 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 26 Jun 2024

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Makhmalbaf directed this extraordinary debut feature at just 17 years of age, becoming the youngest director to compete in the official section of the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. Using a real-life story – that of a man who confined his two daughters to their home since birth – as a potent metaphor for women’s restricted societal and cultural participation in Iran, it stars the real people involved in the incident and was shot on film stock left over from The Silence. That film’s director, Makhmalbaf’s father Mohsen, who also co-wrote and edited this film.

Format: mk2
Language: Persian and Azerbaijani with English subtitles
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 88 mins

Event duration

88 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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