Drama / Romance / Foreign Language
Director: Maryam Keshavarz
Running time: 107 mins Released: 24th August 2012
A coming-of-age drama set in Iran. Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) and her brother Mehran (Reza Sixo Safai) have grown up in a privileged home surrounded by art and music and are encouraged to be intellectually curious. Their adolescence has thrown a mixture of challenges to their parents: Mehran has just come out of rehab for drug addiction, while Atafeh whiles away her time going to underground club nights with her best friend Shireen (Sarah Kazemy). When Mehran comes back into the household, he has to share his family with Shireen whose parents have disappeared. His father makes him take urine tests to prove his sobriety but the newly religious Mehran is more dismayed at the relationship that has clandestinely developed between Shireen and Atafeh.