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DIRECTED BY VAHID JALILVAND

Acclaimed Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand, winner of Best Director prizes at the 2017 Venice and Fajr film festivals, recalls the work of Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION) in this gripping psychological drama of morality and class dynamics in contemporary Iran. Forensic pathologist Dr. Nariman’s car accidentally injures a motorcyclist’s 8-year-old son. He offers to take the child to a clinic, but the father refuses his help and his money. A few days later, in the hospital where he works, Dr. Nariman learns that the boy has been autopsied after a suspicious death. His existential dilemma: is he responsible for the death, or did the child die of another cause, as the autopsy suggests? It’s a study in ethical nuance, filtered through class consciousness.

IRAN      2017    104 MINS.    IN FARSI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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Reviews

“A handsomely made, exceptionally well-played drama. Explores questions of culpability and responsibility in a society constantly playing on the edge of the rule of law. A no-holds-barred performance by Navid Mohammadzadeh… gives (the film) its emotional core. All four main actors are in top form. Every word packs a punch.”
– Jay Weissberg, Variety

“A beautifully shot psychological drama. Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted. A well-directed, top-drawer cast. A visual pleasure, shot in elegant, nearly black-and-white images.”
– Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“Superb performances. A complex psychological drama. A sensitive and intelligent piece of work which unfolds like a detective story only to remind the viewer that, in the real world, injustice is never that simple.”
– Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

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