In Farsi with subtitles
In an unnamed, war-torn Middle Eastern country, a woman tends to her comatose husband. Finally able to reveal her innermost thoughts she finds personal liberation amidst a city in perpetual conflict. Atiq Rahimi adapts his own award-winning novel, with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (Belle de Jour, The Unbearable Lightness of Being), into a powerful account of awakening that is passionately performed by exiled Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani.
Somerville 25–31 March, 7.30pm
Joondalup Pines 2–7 April, 7.30pm
A mesmerising, modern take on the tales of Scheherazade. VARIETY
A strikingly pertinent film. SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
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