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What movies in Farsi are available with English subtitles?

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Some Farsi movies with English sub-titles include “The Blue-Veiled,” “The Hidden Half” and “Born Under Libra.” The movies were originally filmed in Persian and are considered some of the best Iranian movies with English sub-titles, in the opinion of Screen Junkies.

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Other English sub-titled Iranian movies include “Baran,” “The Mirror,” “Kandahar” and “The Wind Will Carry Us,” according to Screen Junkies. “Baran” earned national and international recognition for writer and director Majid Majidi. The film also won the 2001 Grand Prix Americas Best Film Award at the Montreal World Film Festival. The story depicts the rocky relationship between Lateef, a Tehrani teenager, and Rahmat, an illegal Afghan immigrant working a construction project just outside Tehran. Lateef’s cruel treatment of Rahmat ends when he learns a life-changing secret, as reviewed at Asia Pacific Films.

In “The Hidden Half,” a bureaucrat in Tehran is sent to hear a female political prisoner’s last plea as she awaits execution. Prior to his trip, the official’s wife writes him a letter to be opened once he reaches his accommodations. The letter details the youthful political and other experiences the man’s wife has kept hidden from him, along with an appeal to listen to the prisoner’s entreaty, states Internet Movie Database.

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