Contemporary Iranian Cinema
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In the sophomore feature from socially conscious director Majid-Reza Mostafavi (Unripe Pomegranates), a man returns after several years of separation from his family and wants to reclaim the house his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and grandson live in. The son, who farms leeches in the basement and hopes to get rich doing so, attempts to reconcile his parents so that he can stay in the home. His mother, however, intends to marry someone else. When the grandson, just nine years old, falls in love with his teacher at school, it causes more problems for the family, and creates trouble in the teacher’s family as well. With Niki Karimi, Mohsen Kiayee, Baran Kosari, Mahtab Nasirpour, Siamak Safari, and Behnoosh Bakhtiari. (Adapted from Fajr International Film Festival).

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