#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Blind since childhood, Youssef has a devoted wife, loving daughter, and successful university career, but his affliction fills him with secret torment. As if in answer to his prayers, a clinic restores his sight- a miracle that is double-edged. Although this new world of sight and color floods him with ecstacy- the breathtaking images seen through his reawakened eyes include a dazzling vista of snow-blanketed hills, a shower of molten gold sparks in a jewlery foundry, an array of lollipop lights behind a rain-speckled car window- it also plunges him into a labyrinth of confusion and temptations. A pretty student begins to enclipse his previously invisible wife; he silently watches a subway pickpoket, who fixes him with a look of withering complicity. Eager to claim the lost life he feels he is owed but unable to take the next step, Youssef is inflamed with possibility and paralyzed with egoism. A resonant metaphor for life’s second chances and a powerful parable of sigh and insight, The Willow Tree’s vivid imagery and emotional immediacy makes this Majid Majidi’s most mature and ambitious film to date.
Plot: Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?
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Look within to find your true vision
This film can be described as a companion piece to Majidi’s highly acclaimed Color of Paradise. In that movie, in which a father saw his blind son as a burden and not as a blessing, we (& eventually the father) began to “see” the world from the blind boy’s view and in doing so saw a much richer, meaningful world. Here, the characters of the father and the son are embodied in a single person: Yusef who after 38 years of being blind regains his sight. What he sees, however, is quite different to what he “saw” as a blind man, and not necessarily more beautiful or rewarding. Majidi takes the viewer to a higher, more spiritual world and in doing so creates another masterpiece. Majidi’s movies are visually stunning and have such a profound effect on the viewer that when we leave the cinema, we see the world in a different light. Parviz Parastoui, one of the best actors in the Iranian cinema and theatre, is outstanding as Yusef. Also worth mentioning is Mahmood Kelari’s exceptional photography. As in all Majidi films, there are scenes which will stay with you long after the movie is over.
Completely original and heart-felt
A blind Iranian professor is sent to France to get an operation for a small tumor under his eye. Fortunately, it turns out to be benign and the doctors are surprised to see that in addition to removing the tumor, they think they might be able to restore his sight—which he lost when he was 8 years-old! When he returns home, he can see and is met by a huge group of people who welcome him and celebrate his new sight. Despite being a relatively small scene, it is one of the more touching I have ever seen. You can’t help but feel wonderful for the man and seeing his crying at the reception is a terrific scene. I was impressed by the actor, Parviz Parastui, in how he handled this scene…with only uttering a single word. It’s a fabulous scene–and worth seeing the movie just for this–however, there is still an hour left in the film at this point. Interestingly, however, what happens next was totally unexpected. It seems that making the transition to his old life is NOT as easy as it initially seemed. See the film yourself to see what I mean.
Like other Majidi films, this one has a lovely directorial touch to it. Great cinematography, fitting and evocative music and a focus on simple folks–all what I’ve come to expect from his films. While this film is not one of my favorites Majidi films like COLOR OF PARADISE and CHILDREN OF HEAVEN, it is so completely original and heart-felt that I strongly suggest you see it–even though it is not one of his “feel good” films when all is said and done.
This is an interesting topic for director Majid Majidi. That’s because although he’s only made a few full-length films, this is the second one he made where the leading character is blind (the other being the amazing must-see film, THE COLOR OF PARADISE). Because this is a familiar theme, I’d love to know if this is a topic that is near to him–perhaps he has a blind family member or friend–though neither his web site nor IMDb could shed any light on this for me. If you have any idea why he came back to this topic, I’d love to know.
UPDATE: Since I first reviewed the film, I have found myself recommending it so many times and thinking about it so much that my original score of 8 seems low, and have recently changed the rating to 9. Well worth seeing.
Original Language fa
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (USA), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Director Majid Majidi
Writer Majid Majidi, Fouad Nahas, Nasser Hashemzadeh
Actors Parviz Parastui, Roya Taymourian, Soghra Obeisi
Awards 2 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm