Offers viewers here an intimate glimpse of the everyday realities behind the headlines.
| Original Score: 3/4
It is a sublime, carefully assembled movie.
| Original Score: B+
Deceptively simple, ultimately heart-breaking drama.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
This film's painful story is one to which people from all corners of the globe can relate or at least understand.
| Original Score: 71/100
A film that gives you the illusion of eavesdropping on life as it's actually lived, on people as they actually behave.
A melancholic mediation on the constant and often elusive yearning for companionship and love, it also speaks volumes about the barbarity of cultural and religious intolerance.
| Original Score: 4/5
It is a minor effort, satisfying only on its own limited terms.
One of the better examples of the minimalist cinema popular with Iranian filmmakers
| Original Score: 3/4
Hassan Yektapanah's Djomeh, from his own screenplay, continues Iranian cinema's deceptively simple yet exquisitely conducted explorations of the Iranian psyche in the context of a workaday reality.
Djomeh (New Yorker) is not among the best of the Iranian imports -- its thematic compass is smaller--but it certainly shares some of the attributes of the best: patience and a belief that every human face is important.
Agonizingly slow-moving and talky, it consists primarily of conversations between two men in a truck.
| Original Score: 2/4
Perhaps the strangest and most rewarding romance you'll see all year.
This gentle and somewhat slow moving romantic fable has a quiet sweetness all its own.
Has a keen sense of the pace of everyday life.
An investigation, at once lucid and enigmatic, of exile, loneliness and the fragile possibility of friendship.
[S]hows such a painterly eye for framing and composition that the story is almost superfluous to the glory of its pictures.
Among the most formally accomplished of new Iranian films.
Chekhov in the Iranian mountains: intriguing!
More realistic and much more enjoyable to watch than something packed full of professional actors (like America's Sweethearts).
A modest, unpretentious film whose heartfelt humanism shines through.