Los Angeles Film Festival 2007
Writer-director Rafi Pitts carefully cultivates stark beauty in this neorealist drama based on a novel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi and the heartbreaking poetry of Mehdi Akhavan Sales. A hot-blooded mechanic arrives in a meager town on the outskirts of Tehran where, under the bleak curtain of winter, he falls in love with a woman whose husband has left her behind to seek a better life abroad. With its undercurrents of sexual tension and a vulnerable yet volatile antihero, this is one of the most daring Iranian films in many years.
Iran, 2006, 86 min
In Persian with English subtitles
Director: Rafi Pitts
Writer: Rafi Pitts
Producer: Mohammad Mehdi Dadgoo
Cinematographer: Mohammad Davoodi
Editor: Hassan Hassandoost
Music: Hossein Alizadeh, Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Cast: Mitra Hadjar, Ali Nicksolat, Saeed Orkani, Ashem Abdi, Zahra Jafari
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