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Bomb, A Love Story

Bomb, A Love Story
May 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm
writer-director-actor Payman Maadi.

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Bomb, A Love Story  (Iran, 2018)

Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh

The epic scope and cinematic ambition of writer-director Payman Maadi’s second feature (following Snow on the Pines which screened in the 2014 UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema) is evident right from the beginning: a bravura tracking shot through a bustling, rain swept, nostalgic city set that culminates in a scene of horror. This is life in Tehran circa 1988 during the Iran-Iraq War. Maadi and Leila Hatami star as a husband and wife whose personal tragedy becomes entangled in the larger violence surrounding them and the residents of their apartment building whose lives become a prism through which Maadi explores this traumatic period of Iranian history.

DCP, color, 97 min. Director: Payman Maadi. Screenwriter: Payman Maadi. Cast: Leila Hatami, Payman Maadi, Siamak Ansari.

Watch the trailer:


Watch the conversation with Payman Maadi and Film Programmer Paul Malcolm: