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Her mother finds her a job as a maid in a 5-star hotel, where she herself works. Mother and daughter navigate the mundane politics and pettiness of their fellow workers until a big Bollywood star checks in. When his Rolex goes missing the hotel administration must interrogate the staff.
It poses provocative questions about group interactions, moral choices, and above all, the culture of secrecy and dishonesty engendered by a tightly-wound and closely-monitored society. It tells the story of a young boy who, orphaned during the Iran-Iraq War, slowly begins to find his place in a family that accepts him as one of its own. Knowing their family is poor, the siblings try to conceal the loss of the shoes until they can get them back.
Festival ticket prices apply! In his latest film, Jafar Panahi — officially banned from making films in Iran—travels to northwest Iran with actress Behnaz Jafari to help an aspiring actress. A blacklisted filmmaker is upset that a serial killer of movie directors has not yet targeted him.
By Parviz Jahed and Amir Ganjavie. To subscribe or order an individual copy, follow this link. The current issue of Film International is dedicated to the problematic aspects of contemporary independent Iranian cinema.
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Of all the new wave cinemas, the Iranian was probably the most surprising, because it emerged from under an authoritarian religious regime. Kiarostami managed, on the whole, to avoid censorship by the government; rather than confront the censorship office, he accepted their general guidelines — and working within the framework, made films that imply meaning beyond it. He was born into a large middle-class family in Tehran.
The film, which is being released June 26, is based on the barbaric execution of an Iranian mother on false charges of adultery orchestrated by a cruel husband intent on marrying a young girl and assisted by a corrupt mullah. The two whip the men of the village into a frenzy resulting in the graphically depicted execution. I have seen a tape of a real stoning and it took an hour and a half. The journalist wrote a best-selling book of the same title as the movie.