Actress Behnaz Jafari receives an alarming video by a desperate provincial girl pleading for help. The girl’s dreams are being crushed by her family, as they refuse to let her leave home to study at the prestigious conservatory in Tehran where she has been accepted. The video ends abruptly.
Concerned for the girl’s well-being, Behnaz and filmmaker Jafar Panahi travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as strong as local hospitality.
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