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Animation: Malek Khorshid

Malek Khorshid (The Sun King in English) is a 1975 animated film by Ali Akbar Sadeghi. Based loosely on a tale from The Shahnameh, it follows a wealthy king who has everything a man could possibly want, except for love. One day, while exploring his palace, he discovers a painting of a beautiful woman with a blue rose, and becomes smitten. He goes on a journey in search of her, following where the blue roses take him...

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