• 2011
  • France, US, Iran
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maryam Keshavarz
  • Written by: Maryam Keshavarz
  • Cast: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai
  • Language: Persian, English
  • UK release: 24 August 2012

A tentative romance between two well-heeled young Iranian women (Boosheri & Kazemy) is threatened when one of them attracts the unwanted attention of the other one’s violent brother (Safai). A timely and worthwhile subject somewhat let down by two-dimensional storytelling.

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28 Aug 20123 stars

A timely and worthwhile Iranian film somewhat let down by 2D storytelling

Developed with the help of the Sundance programme, writer/director Maryam Keshavarz’s debut feature exemplifies the strengths and weaknesses of recent Iranian cinema. A romance between two well-heeled young women set against an oppressive backdrop of…

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