2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: Baba Joon
Winner of the 2015 Ophir Award (Israel’s Academy Awards) for best picture, Baba Joon tells the story of a traditional Iranian family living on a turkey farm in southern Israel.
Almost entirely in Farsi, the film examines the generational conflicts between a dictatorial grandfather, his two sons, Yitzhak and Darius, and a grandson, Moti. Darius has escaped; Yitzhak runs the farm. To his father’s extreme displeasure, Moti wants nothing to do with it. Navid Negahban, a Muslim from Iran and Homeland’s Abu Nazir, plays Yitzhak.
Directed by Yuval Delshad, Israel, 2015, 91 min. Farsi, Hebrew with English subtitles. Houston Premiere. Drama.