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.