|aThe Colour of paradise|h[videorecording] /|cSony Pictures Classics ; [Varahonar Film Company] ; director and writer, Majid Majidi.
|a[Tehran, Iran :|bVarahonar Film Co.] ;|aCulver City, CA :|bDistributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bYou Shi,|cc, 2000.
|a1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally produced as an Iranian motion picture in 1999.
|aSpecial features: Majid Majidi talent file; Theatrical trailers [The Color of Paradise and other Sony Pictures Classics features].
|aStart -- Braille test -- Souvenirs -- Waiting for father -- Return to the nest -- "Keep this child." -- Business -- Catching the wind -- ABC -- Granny -- Gifts -- Bride-to-be -- The Shrine -- "Make a wish." -- Special guest -- By the sea -- "Where are we going?" -- Ali Fatemi -- A poor, miserable man -- Carpenter's apprentice -- Worried about Hashem -- Delicate touch -- "Take them." -- Granny's funeral -- Marriage canceled -- Going home -- Swept away -- A miracle.
|a[Director of photography Hashem Attar ; camera operator, Mohamad Davoudi ; editor, Hassan Hassandoost ; original music, Ali Reza Kohandiri].
|a[Mohsen Ramezani (Mohammad), Hossein Mahjub (Hashem, the Father), Salime Feiza (Granny), Farnaz Saffati (Bahareh, big sister), Elham Sharifi (Hanyeh, little sister)].
|aMohammad joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind in Tehran, unaware of his father's intention to disown him. Engaged to be married, the widowed man has kept Mohammad a secret from his fiance?e, certain the boy's disability will destroy his only chance for happiness. With the wedding swiftly approaching Mohammad's future hangs precariously in the balance as his father struggles against his destiny, unable to see the wonder of life and love that is so clear to his son.
|aMPAA Rating: Rated PG.
|aDVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, widescreen presentation in original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
|aIn Farsi with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned in English.
|aWinner, Grand Prix des Ameriques, Majid Majidi, 1999 Montreal World Film Festival; Special Jury Award and Special Prize of the Young Jury-Feature Film, Majid Majidi, 1999 Gijo?n Interantional Film Festival.