Director: Amir Naderi

1984, 91min., NR

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Screenwriter: Amir Naderi, Behrouz Gharibpour

Cast: Madjid Niroumand, Moussa Torkizadeh, Abbas Nazeri


Amiro, an illiterate 11-year-old orphan living alone in an abandoned tanker in the Iranian port city of Abadan, survives by shining shoes, selling water, and diving for deposit bottles, while being bullied by both adults and competing older kids. But he finds solace by dreaming about departing cargo ships and airplanes and by running…seemingly to nowhere.