Avalanche (Bahman)

  • 1h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Morteza Farshbaf
  • Cast: Fatemah Motamed-Aria, Ahmad Hamed, Amir Nasiriunique, Mariah Shirazi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh

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A tense and powerful Iranian drama.

Highly respected senior nurse Homa (played with admirable restraint by Iranian acting legend Fatemeh Motamed Aria, hailed by some as the ‘Meryl Streep of Iran’) is offered a 10-day long nightshift caring for a single patient. There is constant heavy snow during this period, with the oppressive atmosphere (and hints of impending drama - the ‘Avalanche’ of the title) that permeates both her work and home life as insomnia encroaches. Elegantly performed with the moments of quiet stillness adding much to the underlying sense of intensity.

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