(118 mins) A filmmaker from Tehran travels to a remote mountain village secretly planning to record a local ritual ceremony surrounding an old dying woman. Upon his arrival, his crew is met by Farzad, a young boy from the town who at first becomes their guide but ultimately becomes their informant on the fate of the old woman. Convincing the locals that they are archeologists looking for buried treasure, the filmmaker attempts to befriend them with mixed results. As the rustling wind, golden light, and deep shadows of the village cast an alluring spell, the death watch drags on and the woman stubbornly clings to life, leaving the crew impatient.
In Farsi with English subtitles.