In a provincial Iranian town, the children work hard to support their families. One day nine-year-old Yahya and his friend Leyla find a precious statue lost in the desert. An Oscar. Sharing a passion for cinema, Yahya’s boss Nasser Khan (Reza Naji) decides to help them find the owner.
UK official selection for the Oscars, Best International Feature (2023). Winner of EIFF Audience Award (2022), Raindance Best British Feature (2022), BIFA Discovery Award and Breakthrough Producer (2022).
Writer / Director
Edge City Films (Glasgow)
Sylph Productions (Edinburgh)
World Film Productions
Awards & Wins
EIFF Audience Award 2022
Raindance FF, Best British Feature 2022
Discovery Award, BIFA 2022
Breakthrough Producer, BIFA 2022
Official UK Selection, Best International Feature, Oscars 2023
"I liked the free-spirited innocence here, and the film has something of British classics such as Local Hero or Whisky Galore." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"One thing is for sure: Nazer, and everyone in his film, loves Iranian cinema." Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International