Tehran. June 2009. The uproar of a city swinging with the “Green Wave” of protest to the rigged presidential election. An apartment as a shelter. A man and a woman who belong to two different generations. A mobile phone and a computer to communicate with the free world. A love story, that will change two lives.
Tag Archives: Persian
The Iranian family man Javad is kidnapped by a descendant of Dracula, whose wife has forced him to give up drinking human blood. They become friends, but things go disastrously awry when Javad tries to lessen the vampire’s cravings through the use of drugs.
Abad va yek rooz / Life+1Day (2016) Saeed Roustayi, Peyman Moaadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Drama
The graphic account of a poverty-stricken family living in Tehran through the days before the youngest daughter of the family, Somaieh, is departing to start her marriage to a supposedly rich Afghan. While all members of the family have their worries about the wholeness of the marriage, she is struggling with her madly debilitating troubles including a silly mother who is gravely ill, a drug abusing brother, an obsessively compulsive sister, a considerably smart teenage brother who is being ruined in the environment, and a cunning oldest brother in need of money.
Bodyguard (2016) Ebrahim Hatamikia, Parviz Parastui, Merila Zare’i, Babak Hamidian, Action, Drama, Thriller
This unusual Iranian documentary/drama is based on the true story of a poor and religious 65-year-old father who kept his two 12-year-old daughters locked in their small house from the day that they were born. Their blind mother agreed with the arrangement since she was unable to supervise them in any other way. Thanks to the concern of neighbors over the plight of Massoumeh and Zahra, a social worker looked into the matter and found the girls unable to talk or walk properly. They were given the first baths in their lives and then returned to their home. The father, believing that he has been publicly shamed by his neighbors, promises not to keep them imprisoned anymore.
Ayneh / The Mirror (1997) Jafar Panahi, Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi, Drama
A girl in traditional female clothing, with her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn’t find her mother meeting her. She decides to travel home herself though she doesn’t know her address and remembers the road only visually.
Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That’s when Reza’s authoritative mother starts wheedling Leila to persuade Reza into second marriage for the sake of having a grandchild. Leila accepts at first but is unaware of her own strain threshold.