The Pumpkin Child
Das Kürbiskind © DEFA-Stiftung
A childless woman begs Allah to give her a child, even if it is only a pumpkin. When her prayer is answered, she cares for her little pumpkin girl and sends her to school. There she meets the Shah's son, who falls in love with the beautiful maiden he discovers hidden within the pumpkin shell.
This silhouette animated film is based on a traditional Persian folk tale.