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Fireworks Wednesday


Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Iran, 2006
  • Persian
  • English


On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Roohi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Our take

Iran has a great tradition of first-class filmmakers such as Kiarostami, Panahi, Makhmalbaf and, more recently, Farhadi, who took home an Oscar with his riveting The Salesman. This earlier film, set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year, is another of his engrossing explorations of marriage.

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Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2006 | 2nd place: Youth Jury Award

Chicago International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Best Feature (Gold Hugo)

Fajr Film Festival

2006 | 3 wins including: Best Actress

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