Colors of Memory

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Colors of Memory
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Directed by Amir Shahab Razavian
Starring Shahbaz Noshir, Ezatollah Entezami, Saber Abar, Reza Khamseh, Roya Javidnia, Mirja Mahir, Hilda Ranjbaran, Maryam Meschian, Mozhgan Rabbany
Release date
  • March 14, 2008 (2008-03-14)
Running time
102 minutes
Country Iran

Colors of Memory is a 2008 Iranian film directed by Amir-Shahab Razavian based on the events of the 2003 Bam earthquake. This film's original name is Minā-ye Shahr-e Khāmoush (مینای شهر خاموش), which may be translated as The Minā of the Silent Town.[1]


The film relates the story of a surgeon (Doctor Pārsā) who returns to Iran after living in Germany for 33 years. Arriving in Tehran, Doctor Pārsā performs a heart operation on the nephew of the family friend Mr Ghanāti. Mr Ghanāti urges him to travel with him to his home town, Bam. On the trip, they drive past the rubble and destruction and Pārsā remembers back to his childhood.[citation needed]



The film was released at the Tiburon Film Festival on March 14, 2008. The film was praised by Canadian Online Explorer as "both celebratory and heartbreaking" and urged Iranians "to bring tissues."[2]

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  1. ^ Minā means Myna (the bird species), and also refers to the name of a female character in the film.
  2. ^ Braun, Liz (2008). "'Colors Of Memory' honours Iran". Jam! Showbiz. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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