Pallett Band was established in 2009. Until that time, the founding members accompanied each other in various projects separately. First, Omid Nemati (vocal) joined Dariush Azar (double bass) and Hessam Mohammadianpour (percussion), and then, Rouzbeh Esfandarmaz (clarinet) and Mahyar Tahmasbi (cello), who had accompaniment experience for years, joined them to form a band called Pallett. This long friendship and various accompaniments led to a charity project in 2009 in Mahak Charity Institution along with Kaveh Salehi (guitar). The band performed exclusively in favor of the cancerous patients. Because of Mahak concert, Pallett Band composed and performed several pieces in such a short time. Following that project, Pallett Band decided to seriously compose pieces and publish an album.
When young Ali accidentally loses the only pair of shoes his little sister Zahra owns, the siblings attempt to hide the bad news from their poverty-stricken father and ill mother. They devise a scheme to share Ali’s own pair of worn sneakers until they can find a new pair of shoes for Zahra. This documentary-like film was shot on location in some of Tehran’s poorest areas.
After their flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, Iran, must move into another apartment. Once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes their lives, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.
A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student (Mir Hossein Noori), asking them to take on the job, but initially he has little luck. Eventually, Badii finds a man who is up for the task because he needs the money, but his new associate soon tries to talk him out of committing suicide.