Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 7:30 pm
Thursday 21 May 2020 at 7.30pm.
As in his acclaimed Taxi Tehran, director Panahi is behind the wheel and in front of the camera, blending fact and fiction to darkly comic effect. An actress friend has received a worrying video from a young girl desperate to attend drama school, and the pair drive into Iran’s conservative countryside to find out if she is safe. Far beyond their metropolitan bubble, they witness the precarious situation of these villagers – especially the local women – whose stultifying way of life has hardly changed for hundreds of years.
Persian with English subtitles.
2018 | Dir Jafar Pahani | 100min | Iran
…one of those films, like Vertigo or Seven, where the central conundrum is resolved far sooner than expected… and allows the film to expand beyond its initial mystery – Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman