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Gholam Review

(Dir: Mitra Tabrizian, 2018)

Often the phrase ‘character study’ is appropriately used to describe a film in which character is emphasised over plot; rather than a central narrative, it is a character’s personality that unfolds on screen. 299 more words


About Elly


Review: A group of former college friends decide to meet up for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. Sepideh decides to bring along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher and hopes to set her up with recently divorced Ahmad. 153 more words



Photographer turned writer/director Mitra Tabrizian brings an enigmatic character to the screen and provides a window to a life probably unseen and unconsidered by most cinema audiences. 271 more words


The Salesman (Farhadi, 2016)

Asghar Farhadi is a morality play machine. He cranks them out like no tomorrow, and every single time I can’t help but admire how grippingly he tells them.  274 more words

Asghar Farhadi: About Elly (2009), A Separation (2011), The Salesman (2016)

Asghar Farhadi’s movies are set in the religious, very traditional Iranian society, without ever criticizing, judging, condemning, nor approving any of it. He just shows life as it unfolds within the rules and logic of deep rooted traditions, customs and beliefs. 57 more words