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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Wed 28th Sep 17:45

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The film’s lingering imagery of a bleak and snowy Iranian countryside intensifies the tale it tells of rigid traditionalism impounding itself upon a young set of shoulders. Ghadir, a chemical plant worker, arrested for protesting against being unpaid for over a year, returns from his prison sentence and is confronted with the fact that his daughter, Somayeh, has given birth to a child out of wedlock. He is forced into conflict with the immoveable traditional morality of his rural community, which condemns Somayeh on all sides, and with unapologetic hostility. Somayeh’s young body and mind are dragged through a maelstrom created by these age-old laws, beautifully portrayed by actress Shaghayegh Kamandi and director Nahid Hassanzadeh, while her father, standing solitary on a windswept hill above the town is torn by his loyalties to community versus family. Uncomfortable scenes of religious conservativism, physical violence, misogynist slander are offset poignantly by quiet moments between young mother and child in this bare, defiant film.
Original Title
Zamani Zigar
Runtime
82
Cast
Majid Potki
Yasaman Nosrati
Shaghayegh Kamandi
Fatemeh Mortazi
Mansoor Nobakht
Fariba Khademi
Farimah Bandpey,
Country
Iran
Director(s)
Nahid Hassanzad'h
Writer(s)
Nahid Hassanzad'h
DoP(s)
Ali Mohammad Ghasemi
Producer(s)
Fery - Malek madani and Nahid Hassanzadeh
Executive Producer(s)
Nahid Hassanzad'h
Screening Status
World Premiere
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