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Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017)

Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017)

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Niloofar (Sahar Dolatshahi), a 35-year-old woman, is forced by her family to accompany her ailing mother in an exodus of Tehran when the air pollution in the city threatens her health, despite the fact that Niloofar is a successful business owner. Behnam Behzadi directed this family drama, which confronts the tradition of Iranian society and its views of women.

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Like Asghar Farhadi's acclaimed recent movies, this is a story about middle-class Tehran and the layers of conflict that evolve out of seemingly ordinary circumstances.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The smog that envelopes the teeming metropolis of Tehran, graying out tall buildings and infecting people's lungs, becomes an ominous sign of the times in veteran director Behnam Behzadi's penetrating drama Inversion.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

The audience looks at Niloofar and feels so connected to her eager vitality that we want her to be everything that she can be. But she's living in a society where that desire must take a back seat...to just about everything else.

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Sahar Dowlatshahi, an actor who can emote with just gaze and eyebrows, beautifully complements [writer-director Behnam Behzad's] nuanced approach.

June 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Inversion feels like a neo-realist movie. The settings appear tangible and authentic. The actors disappear into their characters. There is no soundtrack, just the noise of radios and ringtones.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The elements of drama are strong, and give the film's closely observed scenes -- even when a touch of melodrama slips in, Inversion is still very much a work of realism -- their power.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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