The mourning period MOHARRAM presents the religious highlight for Shiite Muslims. This film follows four different groups of people in today's TEHRAN. The tragic background of Moharram: The death of Imam Hossein and his 72 companions comes alive through vivid storytelling. Children of the Prophet looks at the Moharram from the perspective of average citizens of Tehran. People are careful but surprisingly open to talk about politics. Now and then the friction between tradition and modern times raises a smile.
Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny.
Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940's Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.
Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.
Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father.
Have you watched Children of the Prophet yet? What did you think about it?