A complex moral tale by a masterful filmmaker.
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE: For much of this century television sitcom makers have been profiting comically from the escalation of embarrassing consequences that come with trying to avoid being caught out in a minor mistruth or...
A breezy critique of Iranian complacency.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: It’s a sign of the sheer guts, determination and creative energy of Iranian filmmakers that just as state repression tightens against the sector (viz, the jailing and banning from professional work of one of the nation’s...
A depressingly familar portrait of oppression in Iran.
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Life at home for many Iranian women is so oppressive that the only answer for them is to seek ways to leave, if some of that nation’s most prominent filmmakers are to be believed. Asghar Farhadi’s powerful...