Red Rose
First screened in September 2014
Director: Sepideh Farsi. Cast: Vassilis Koukalani, Mina Kavani, Shabnam Tolouei, Rezvan Zandieh, Babak Farahani, Shirin Manian. Screenplay: Sepideh Farsi and Javad Djavahery.

Twitter Capsule: Rich, surprisingly sexual drama of Iran's 2009 Green protests explores seductive pulls of both revolution and complacency.

VOR:   Rare in its political ideas, sexual frankness, and blends of the two. Amir is right: films like this would profit from not making a "point" at every turn. Still, it's engaging and layered.

Photo © 2014 Ciné-Sud Production/Pan Entertainment S.A./Rëves d'Eau Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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