An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime minister was shot dead in front of the parliament building.
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The great Abbas Kiarostami may have passed on, but certainly not his legacy on a generation of talented Iranian filmmakers with the quest to separate fact/fiction in their country's highly regulated media which makes for highly artistic and creative uses of film-making.
I was quite lost when the new characters arrived and the real life itw appeared, but i loved it in the end. I love mystery movies (from true story or not), and this one is excellent, with an unusual setting :)
"Based on true story" is misleading. Don't trust this!
Stylish elements (soft coloring, electronic sounds, costumes from 60s, waking-dream desert and terracotta valley) and mysterious story make it attractive for the taste of young and modern viewers
Incollati alla poltrona per capire cosa rappresenti il drago.
Un film sul recente passato iraniano, poetico girato in maniera fresca, hipster, che gioca col genere e con la storia del genere. Un "oggetto altro" nel nostro panorama cinematografico. Anomalo ma bello