This strong first feature from a Kurdish writing and directing duo deals with an Afghani couple who have eloped, examining honour, pride and trust in relation to love.
Golnesa and Golmammad have illegally crossed from Afghanistan to Iran. They are working in a traditional brick factory on the outskirts of Tehran. The foreman has allocated them a home on the grounds, to the envy of other factory workers. But Golmammad, who considers his honour at stake, is suspicious of the foreman’s ambiguous kindness and forbids Golnesa to work or even to step outside their home. When one of her former co-workers asks her to repair a wedding dress, Golnesa dreams regretfully of the wedding she has been denied. The handsome production values, quite special location and a classical Afghani score all enhance this powerful debut.
Screening as part of ‘Iranian Cinema Now‘
|Language:||Farsi, with English subtitles|
|Director:||Sattar Chamani Gol|
|Producer:||Sattar Chamani Gol, Yousef Karimi|
|Cast:||Saeed Dakh, Saqi Zinati, Yeganeh Rajabi, Ali Mohammad Radmanesh|