12A
2hrs 8mins

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman, A Separation) returns with a tangled exploration of ethics, responsibility and deceit in the drama of a man who, recently released from prison, attempts to overturn his reputation in an act of public kindness that soon unravels beyond his control.

Asghar Farhadi
12A

Having already won the Grand Prix at Cannes and set for Oscar competition, this is an absolute must-see!

Filmed with his artfully restrained realism, Farhadi’s latest has the untidy authenticity of life, spilling its way through events with ambivalence as opposed to following the beats of narrative contrivance with certitude; we are drawn into the haphazard momentum of Rahim (Amir Jadidi), whose good-deed-gone-wrong weaves into the film’s deftly manged confusion.

Reputation, relationships, freedom and community are all at stake as the honesty of Rahim’s character is held up to interrogation.

Superbly acted and shot with Farhadi’s characteristically refined slice of realism, this is a cross-section of living that suggests the universal in the local and allegorically questions the morality of nations in the struggle of an individual.

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