Wed 10 July | 19:30 | Pálás Screen 1

2024 | Iran | 192’

Persian (English Subtitles)

In Iran, weighed down by a struggling economy, two middle-aged brothers live with their bullying father. A man prone to rages and driven by chauvinism, the father’s abusiveness made his second wife leave him. Now, he picks on his eldest son, while the younger sibling fantasises about ways to kill his father. When the man rents out the flat above to a young woman, with intentions of marrying her, the woman’s attraction to the older son slowly pushes this profoundly damaged family to breaking point. 

Winner of the IFFR, VPRO Big Screen Award, this is a gripping drama from director Oktay Baraheni.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer: Oktay Baraheni
Producers: Babak Hamidian, Hanif Soroori
Cast: Leyla Hatami, Hamed Behdad, Mohammad Valizadegan, Hasan Pourshirazi

Principal funder