Picture from The Color Of Paradise
Overall B+

When young Mohammad (Mohsen Ramezani) finishes his term at a school for blind children in Tehran, he patiently waits for his father, a widower, to travel in from the country and pick him up.

Violence A-
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements

Talk to your kids about…

The Color Of Paradise

Although the culture of Iran is very different from what you may experience in North America or other parts of the world, is there anything universal about the struggles faced by Mohammad and his father? Would a widower (in any other part of the world) with a mentally or physically disadvantaged child have a more difficult time finding a second wife? Is increasing financial status a priority in your culture?

Families watching this movie may want to note certain things about Mohammad’s family:

  • How do their possessions differ from where you live? Do they have a car, etc?
  • How do they dress? Is their clothing clean and well kept?
  • How do they care for their home? (Note Mohammad’s sister sweeping the dirt path leading to their door.)