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It's Winter Reviews

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February 27, 2014
Far too slow. Almost no plot. Disappointing.
½ May 19, 2011
It's bleak and centers on unemployment, what's not to like?
Super Reviewer
½ March 2, 2011
A gloomy and unsettling story plot that follows two individual males who are in search of jobs, but one decides to search abroad and the other has just arrived in town. Set within misfortune, the two strive to make a better life and hope is dismal when a small family of women are left to fend for themselves.
Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat, Said Orkani, Hashem Abdi, Zahra Jafari, Safari Ghassemi, and Hossein Hadgbegi stars.
½ July 23, 2008
brilliant, just brilliant - the acting is superb, plot is strong and it works structurally.
May 6, 2008
Sometimes it worked: languid and contemplative photography, the disruptive effects of economic migration, and some nicely understated performances. But our patience is never really rewarded as the plot unfolds predictably. Bleak and unremarkable.
March 2, 2008
Depressing, but a good storyline.
November 26, 2007
an interesting (and slightly grim) film about life for the working classes in Iran.
September 25, 2007
A very nuanced, memorable and poetic film. Which is from the same school as Italian Neorealism, in that not much seems to happen. However look carefully and you will see the beauty of life simmering beneath its banal surface. Not for everyone
½ July 2, 2007
kind of boring. i'm sure there's a better way to make a film about the hardships of working class Iran. And the director was kind of a douche. not that i'm petty...
½ June 23, 2007
Iranian film about working-class woes is admirable, but never quite grabbed me.
December 31, 2006
It's Winter, indeed it is this is the first Iranian film I have seen were snow features so heavily. Also the eschews a rural setting in the majority of scenes for an urban view of Iran. Strangely the rural settings with wide open landscape, pick up trucks and lonely roads inhabited by glowing sirens on atop police cars is akin to a film like Paris, Texas. Like that film It's Winter is slow and brooding. The story of a husband leaving his wife and child to seek work. The have his wife become the focus of a drifter car mechanic have a low key menace. But this is nothing like a Post Man Always Rings Twice. The pace and photography especially the snow bound seqeunces are very impressive. But the film stands at a distance and you never quite get involved in the story. Punctuated throughout the film are Farsi songs sung in a tone that makes country and western feel thoroughly uplifting. The song with its lyrics pertaining to the title read from the subtitles like a poem. Overall this film is gently affecting containing a fresh look at Iranian society were economic hardship is more than just gently hinted at. This makes this Iranian fillm quite refreshing in a quitely understated way.
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