Contemporary Iranian Cinema
- Divorce Me Because of the Cats
- Talagham bedeh be khater-e gorbeh-ha
- Mohammad-Ali Sajjadi
- 72 DCP
Veteran Iranian director Mohammad-Ali Sajjadi’s twentieth feature is a social-issue drama with a rather intriguing title. Riffing on a true story, it has a struggling young couple in court seeking a divorce. When the judge asks them for their reasons, they attempt to come up with a convincing story — and blame their cats! With Reza Molaie, Maryam Hematian, Jalal Torabi, and Shirin Valipour. “The room is set for the audience to interpret what separates reality from fiction in the events — and how much the film captures the intricacies of the modern Iranian psyche” (Cyrus International Film Festival, Toronto).