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Written & Directed by Asghar Farhadi
“A gripping moral and social drama set in present-day Iran, Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to the fine ABOUT ELLY lifts the director to the front ranks of contemporary world directors, and should be compulsive viewing for anyone wondering what has happened to Iranian cinema. It is compelling viewing for just about everybody, for that matter… Showing a control of investigative pacing that recalls classic Hitchcock and a feel for ethical nuance that is all his own, Farhadi has hit upon a story that is not only about men and women, children and parents, justice and religion in today’s Iran, but that raises complex and globally relevant questions of responsibility, of the subjectivity and contingency of ‘telling the truth,’ and of how thin the line can be between inflexibility and pride – especially of the male variety – and selfishness and tyranny.” – Lee Marshall, Screen Daily.
IRAN • 2011 • 122 MINS. • IN FARSI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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"A WORLD-CLASS MASTERPIECE.
Flawlessly crafted, brilliantly performed and elegantly photographed."
– Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"RIVETINGLY TOLD. GRIPS YOU LIKE A GREAT THRILLER."
– John Powers, Vogue
"A SUPERB WORK. A triumph of the higher priorities of filmmaking."
– Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"CALLING IT A MASTERPIECE IS TOO MILD A COMPLIMENT."
– Dave Fear, Time Out New York