aka Darbareye Elly First screened in October 2009 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Asghar Farhadi. Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi, Peyman Moaadi, Merila Zerai, Rana Azadivar, Ahmad
Mehranfar, Saber Abbar. Screenplay: Asghar Farhani (based on a screen story by Asghar Farhani and Azad Jafarian). Twitter Capsule:
I'll avoid overt parallels to preserve a surprise worth preserving; script cheats a little, but fresh, disarming film turns memorably tense.
Even if inspirations are clear and narrative occasionally feels over-managed, this is Iranian cinema like we rarely see and taut, market-friendly craftsmanship like one rarely comes across.