Searing Summer (Tabestan-e Dagh)

Searing Summer (Tabestan-e Dagh) Iran (2017) Dir. Ebrahim Irajzad Being a parent is not an easy job. You have to do everything you can to protect your children which means making decisions that affect them as well as you and sometimes they may not always be the right one. This debut film from Iran looks … Continue reading Searing Summer (Tabestan-e Dagh)

Inversion

Inversion (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: New Wave Films) Running Time: 81 minutes approx. When the legendary Tammy Wynette sang the immortal lyric “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman” I doubt she had the women of Iran in mind, but films like Behnam Behzadi’s Inversion do add a certain poignant and desperate potency … Continue reading Inversion

What’s The Time In Your World? (Dar donya ye to saat chand ast?)

What's The Time In Your World? (Dar donya ye to saat chand ast?) Iran (2014) Dir. Safi Yazdanian In the midst of heavy social dramas emanating from Iran which seek to explore the complexities of their theocratic world and traditional culture, this feature debut from documentary maker Safi Yazdanian instead offers a lighthearted romantic meditation … Continue reading What’s The Time In Your World? (Dar donya ye to saat chand ast?)

The Past

The Past (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Artificial Eye) Running time: 130 minutes approx. Four years after deserting his wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and her two daughters Lucie (Pauline Burlet) and Léa (Jeanne Jestin) from a previous marriage, Iranian Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to France to finalise the divorce. Arriving back at their former home, … Continue reading The Past