The Apple (1998 film)

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The Apple
The Apple.jpg
Japanese film poster
Directed bySamira Makhmalbaf
Written bySamira Makhmalbaf
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
  • Ghorban Ali Naderi
  • Azizeh Mohamadi
  • Massoumah Naderi
  • Zahra Naderi
  • Zahra Saghrisaz
Distributed byNew Yorker
Release date
  • 27 May 1998 (1998-05-27)
Running time
86 minutes
LanguagePersian and Azerbaijani

The Apple (Persian: سیب‎, translit. Sib) is the 1998 directorial debut by Samira Makhmalbaf, daughter of Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film is based on a true story and features the real people that actually lived it. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Two daughters are locked up by their parents; an unemployed man and his blind wife, for eleven years. Their neighbours call social workers to investigate the situation and the results lead the girls on a bittersweet path to the rest of the world.


  • Massoumeh Naderi - Massoumeh
  • Zahra Naderi - Zahra
  • Ghorban Ali Naderi - Father
  • Azizeh Mohamadi - Azizeh
  • Zahra Saghrisaz


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Apple". Retrieved 2009-10-03.

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