Majid Majid'sfeature The Willow Treehas passed 600,000 admissions to become the highest grossing drama of all timein Iran.

Majidi's earlierrelease The Color Of Paradise totalled 250,000 admissions in Iran. The director's other filmsinclude Children Of Heaven and Baran.

The WillowTree, which is beingsold to international buyers through GreeneStreet Films International (GSFI),tells of a blind professor who regains his sight and realises the world aroundhim is not quite as he had imagined.

The picture won four awardsat the Fajr Film Festival in Teheran and received its international premiere atToronto.