1hr 39mins

The first Iranian film to win a Palme d’Or at Cannes, this starkly minimalist, moving drama centres on a middle-aged man searching for assistance in his planned suicide.

This film screens as a part of the Iranin Journeys season - click here to learn more.

Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Iranian Journeys
Abbas Kiarostami
Passed 'PG' for suicide theme and one sexual reference.
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Mr. Baddii played with a haunted grace by Homayoun Ershadi (The Kite Runner, A Most Wanted Man), drives around the dusty outskirts of Tehran in an effort to find people willing to help him end his life. There is no desperation or visible despair in Mr Baddii’s actions, instead, a sense of mystery descends and with it a deeper and unresolved questioning of choice and morality.

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