The Apple (1998 film)

The Apple

Japanese film poster
Directed by Samira Makhmalbaf
Written by Samira Makhmalbaf
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Starring Ghorban Ali Naderi
Azizeh Mohamadi
Massoumah Naderi
Zahra Naderi
Zahra Saghrisaz
Distributed by New Yorker
Release dates
  • 27 May 1998 (1998-05-27)
Running time
86 minutes
Country Iran
Language Persian and Azerbaijani

The Apple (Persian: سیب, translit. Sib) is the 1998 directorial debut by Samira Makhmalbaf, daughter of Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film is based on a true story and features the real people that actually lived it. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Two daughters are locked up by their parents; an unemployed man and his blind wife, for eleven years. Their neighbours call social workers to investigate the situation and the results lead the girls on a bittersweet path to the rest of the world.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Apple". Retrieved 2009-10-03.
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