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May 1, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Today  (Iran, 2014)


“Reza Mirkarimi continues to probe social issues through a restrained, tightly focused character drama ... this is a quietly effective portrait of decency and self-sacrifice.” – Variety

Iran’s official submission for Oscar consideration this year, writer-director Reza Mirkarimi’s tense, powerful drama unfolds over a single day in a hospital maternity ward after a taciturn cab driver allows himself to be drawn into the personal crisis of a distraught woman who jumps into his backseat.  Mirkarimi keeps his character’s true motivations obscured at every turn as circumstances shift, suspicions mount and the hypocrisy of certain social and cultural taboos are exposed.

IFilm.  Producer: Reza Mirkarimi.  Director: Reza Mirkarimi.  Screenwriter: Reza Mirkarimi, Shadmehr Rastin.  Cinematography: Houman Behmanesh.  Editor: Reza Mirkarimi.  Cast: Parviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam Moghadami.  DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 88 min.