The Apple (1998 film)
Japanese film poster
|Directed by||Samira Makhmalbaf|
Ghorban Ali Naderi|
|Distributed by||New Yorker|
|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.
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.
- Massoumeh Naderi - Massoumeh
- Zahra Naderi - Zahra
- Ghorban Ali Naderi - Father
- Azizeh Mohamadi - Azizeh
- Zahra Saghrisaz
- "Festival de Cannes: The Apple". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- The Apple at the Internet Movie Database
- The Naderi twins at www.feralchildren.com at the Wayback Machine (archived September 30, 2010)