The Desert Fish

  • El Camino El Camino


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Premiere Status:United States Premiere
Production Country:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
Producer:Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
Mohsen Kasesaz
Habibalah Kasesaz
Screenwriter:Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
Music:Bahram Pournasseh
Cinematographer:Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
Editor:Maryam Ghorbankarimi
Cast:Iman Afshar
Ayoub Afshar
Ronak Younesi
Mohsen Hosseini
Bahar Adib


A fable of childhood, man, and nature.

A cinematographic feast for the eyes, The Desert Fish spans over 1200 miles of stunning, never-before-filmed Iranian countryside. A poetic, visual treat about a young boy in search of his mother who was lost at sea more than eight years ago, the story inspires hope. As in classic childhood stories, we witness the fusion of magic, tragedy, young love, and the trials of adolescence woven into a powerful tale of redemption. With subtle notes of man’s responsibility to nature, in a world where nature is turning against us, The Desert Fish ultimately reveals how much a child will sacrifice for a chance at happiness, and how much we will have to sacrifice for our future.

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Included Shorts

El Camino (4min) More