Khaneye Roshan

When Sohrab returns to Tehran after ten years abroad, he makes it a priority to see his old friend, Kioumars, a teacher and respected figure in the community who treated him like a son. However, he gets a terrible shock over the phone when he speaks to Monir, Kiousmars’ wife. Teetering on the brink of homelessness, Sohrab makes it his mission to connect with Kioumars’ daughter, who suffers from depression. Traumatised by recent events, Arghavan seldom leaves her darkened room, and refuses to communicate with those around her. As Sohrab, who has suffered his own losses, struggles to return light to Arghavan’s life, he learns about the nature of hope, not just in others, but in himself. This beautifully filmed drama is a thoughtful exploration of grief, loss, and redemption.

Khaneye Roshan is a 2005 film directed by Vahid Mosaian and written by Mehran Kashani.