FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY

Somewhere in northern Tehran, a young couple rides a motorbike into town. They laugh, they play, she teases him, and then, her chador gets stuck in the gears of the motorbike. “Whom are you hiding from?” he asks her, pointing to the stuck chador. “You,” she teases him. So begins one of Asghar Farhadi’s chamber pieces, Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori), a movie that starts open and isn’t confined to any one room, but is suffocating in it’s confinement never the less. Farhadi, who won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with A Separation (2011), is an Iranian born filmmaker … Continue reading FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY