The story begins with Minou, a Persian rug restorer who is in a struggle. A museum that she does work for has given reason for a patron to sell his valuable carpet because of delinquent payments. She inadvertently steals the carpet from the buyer and with her mother, who has Alzheimer’s in tow, and tries to buy time to raise the money needed. Within the same time period her daughter has vanished from her school and no one, not even her closest friends knows where she may be. To add to her despair her mother disappears with the rug.
The film then focuses on each of the woman’s stories. We witness Minou’ frantic search for both her mother and daughter, grandmother’s attempt to reconnect with a dim past and young Pegah’s search for her connection in this world.
The film is beautifully poetic and at a good pace. Director, Hekmat and Editor Mostafa Kherghehpoosh make sure that the audience feels part of the film and makes an otherwise difficult story successfully translate to screen.