Mohammad Shirvani’s captivating feature reveals an intensely personal vision as it explores gendered and generational conflicts. The film introduces us to a father and his son; the older man is obese, unwell, and oppressive in his dealings with the younger, who is also deaf and mute.
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This movie is heavily symbolic and its potent parallels to current-day culture in Iran draws from the interactions of each character with these fragmented situations. There is no beginning, middle, and end and I personally enjoy that for the context of this film. I personally think this is a political film with a psychological, Freudian carrier.
A very formally bold, dream of a film. I agree with Dalena that the film offers many parallels to what is/has been going on politically in Iran. However, it works very well without that knowledge. Looking forward to more from Shirvani.