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Directed by Mohammad Shirvani

2013, in Persian with English subtitles

Iran

85 minutes

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HOUSTON IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

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"Mohammad Shirvani's captivating feature introduces a father and son; the older man obese and oppressive; the younger; deaf, mute and passive. A tyrannical and suffocating paternalism clearly governs their relationship. Enter an enigmatic young woman, a photographer, who becomes an agent and harbinger of change—as Shirvani's powerful use of symbolism and exquisite cinematography combine to create a deeply suggestive portrait of social rupture in modern Iran."
—UCLA Film & Television Archive