Brick and Mirror

Brick and Mirror
Directed by Ebrahim Golestan
Produced by Ebrahim Golestan
Written by Ebrahim Golestan
Starring Zakaria Hashemi
Akbar Meshkin
Pari Saberi
Jamshid Mashayekhi
Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz
Manouchehr Farid
Parviz Fannizadeh
Jalal Moghadam
Tajolmolouk Ahmadi
Mehri Mehrnia
Cinematography Soleiman Minasian
Release date
Running time
130 minutes
Country Iran
Language Persian

Brick and Mirror(Persian title: Khesht o Ayeneh- Persian : خشت و آینه) is a 1964 Iranian Persian-genre drama film directed by Ebrahim Golestan and starring Zakaria Hashemi, Akbar Meshkin, Pari Saberi, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz and Manouchehr Farid. [1] [2] In July 2018, it was selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. [3]


Hashem (Zakaria Hashemi) is a taxi driver who finds a baby child in the back seat of his cab one night after he gives a ride to a young lady. He and his girlfriend, Taji (Tajolmolouk Ahmadi), try to cope with this unwanted child. Hashem insists on getting rid of the child, Taji on keeping him. By the end, Hashem gets rid of both.


  1. خشت و آینه Archived April 12, 2015, at the Wayback Machine .
  2. خشت و آینه (Persian language)
  3. "Biennale Cinema 2018, Venice Classics". Retrieved 22 July 2018.

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