Scene from the film Mashti Esmaeil
Scene from the film Mashti Esmaeil

Mashti Esmaeil

  • Iran
Audio Tracks 

Despite his blindness and old age, Mashti Esmail walks three hours every day to till his rice paddies. The open-hearted old man fills everybody around him, including his wives, with his friendly optimism. The portrayal of everyday reality is depicted with cinematographic sensitivity reminiscent of Still Life, a 40-year old classic of Iranian cinema.


  • Original Title
    Mashti Esmaeil
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mahdi Zamanpoor
  • Cinematography
    Mahdi Zamanpoor
  • Editing
    Mahdi Zamanpoor
  • Runtime
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel 2015
  • Awards
    • Sesterce d'or George Foundation for Best Medium-length Film - Visions du Réel 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members

Sign up to receive regular updates on our film program:

By signing up for the newsletter, I hereby consent to receiving commercial communications by electronic means and to all relevant personal data processing required for the purpose of sending the Doc-Air Distribution s.r.o. newsletter. I hereby confirm that I have read and familiarized myself with the Principles of Personal Data Processing and that I consent to the text therein. I also hereby acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.

Poslat svému Junioru