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As a renowned author, Mahmoud feels pressure to compose his next great novel, but he is suffering from writer's block. He harkens back to a happier time when he was an awkward 11-year-old on his family's lush estate in Tehran. He recalls his 14-year-old c

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  • Actors: Homayoun Ershadi, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohammad Reza Shaban-Noori, Nematollah Gorji, Sassan Bagherpour
  • Directors: Dariush Mehrjui
  • Writers: Dariush Mehrjui, Goli Taraghi
  • Producers: Dariush Mehrjui
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Persian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Irmovies.Com
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001MVYTSK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,128 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Pear Tree" on IMDb

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Mason on May 4, 2009
Format: DVD
This review is for the DVD, not the film. This DVD transfer (by Facets Multimedia) is one of the WORST I have ever seen: the colors are washed out, the image is blurry with tons of artifacts, and there are frequent flickers--it actually blinks from one color to another and then back again! They also letterboxed the film in a 4:3 ratio instead of showing it in its original, widescreen ratio.
On top of that, the subtitle translation is not idiomatic English; there are many awkward phrases to the point of distraction. There is even a five-minute (!) advertisement preceding the main movie. It's shameless that the distributor would even put a product like this out. So unfortunate that they botched this film by a key director of Iranian new wave cinema. If you must, rent the movie but do NOT buy this DVD!
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Mehrjui's Films are Little Jewels of Persian Cinema, well worth locating this being no exception.

THE PEAR TREE (Derakhte Golabi) exudes the beauty, mystique and aroma of an Orchard.

The seemingly unfettered innocence of late childhood.
The projected naive, personalised Utopia of "Tomorrow".

Precious, aching nostalgia and the sour reality of Lives forgotten or abandoned. Adolesecent eyes peering into unknowable futures greeted by, now, Adult eyes which speak to disillusionment yet glimmer with warm compassion.

Any flaws in script, acting, stylization etc are mostly insignificant.
Movies of Cinematic Poetry and Soulfulness such as this, BEG to be appreciated in their full aesthetic richness and majesty.

SO WHY ONLY 3/5 ?

Simple.

This DVD release by Irmovies.Com is, sorry to say, an an AUDIO-VISUAL Travesty.
Even some inferior quality pirated, bootlegged or Korean DVDs put this to shame.
Although I saw neither the Cinematic release, nor the original footage for comparison, I still can't imagine either being as poor as this!

Flat monoesque Sound ruins the touching musical score. It's something like a weak AM radio signal or a 40kbs MP3 - unacceptable in an era of digital sound & remastering.

Sadly the Picture quality is only slightly better than the Audio. Imagine a battered, 20 year old VHS tape ready for the garbage. I watched this DVD on a 30" screen and it looked awful - dark, flat, bleary, overly soft and stretched (Yes, even at a mere 30 inchs!)

It also cost £15 (more than certain Classic Blu ray remasters).
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