A young girl leaves her hometown in south of Iran for a half day trip without permission of his strict father to attend a close friend's goodbye party. In her way back home hazy weather changes all she planned.
An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime ... See full summary »
A drama about Bemani, a reticent and monosyllabic 13-year-old boy. His parents are separated and he's being bullied at school. His world is falling apart. A gang whose leader is a lovely-looking girl is his safe haven. Or so it seems.
Mahtab is suspicious of her husband Ahmad, a university professor. As she tries to unravel the mystery instigated by Sima, a close friend of the family, by pressuring Farnoosh Kheirkhah, ... See full summary »
Hamid Reza Azarang,
Mohammad Reza Forutan
Leila Hatami plays a woman who has lots of things going: smuggling alcohol, supplying people with fake passports and visas, trying to profit from land schemes etc. At the start of the film she's being warned by some security official that if she doesn't change her ways they will soon put a stop to it. Several of her informants also make similar warnings, including an ominous claim that from some point onward anyone who seeks help from her is an agent...
She nevertheless continues with her schemes and soon it becomes apparent that she's addicted to the thrill, she just can't stop...
Overall it's a movie which very much relies on the performance of the main actress as the whole story concentrates on her (I can't recall any scenes where she is not involved). Hatami's acting is very enjoyable and the narrative itself is entertaining and believable in its intricate details. Although maybe one issue with this movie is that it doesn't offer much more than the psychological profile of its main character and even there the real motivation behind her actions is ultimately left unclear.
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