A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law. In her fourth feature, director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad tells the tragic story of a love triangle. Afagh, an aging thief who has lost her beauty, is on the verge of losing her young lover, Adel. When Adel meets the beautiful Nargess, he decides to go straight, but honest work does not come easily, and he decides to go back to the old life for one last job. "Bani-Etemad pushes the Iranian censorship code to the limit, managing to make her outsider characters believable and moving" (Deborah Young, Variety).
- "Honestly comments on Iran's poor, its criminal element and those society has marginalized."
Awards & Recognition
Fajr Film Festival
Locarno Film Festival
Berlin Int'l. Film Festival
Toronto Int'l. Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Thessaloniki Int'l. Film Festival
Valladolid Int'l. Film Festival