Mar 20, 2024 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Hassan Nazer
  • Year: 2022
  • Country: UK
  • Run Time: 85 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 8
  • B: 40
  • C: 29
  • D: 7
  • E: 3
  • Overall: 62

To end the season, a delightful feel-good movie with an edge paying homage to the fabled - and persecuted - Iranian film directors. The British Iranian director, Hassan Nazer, now living in Scotland, bases his gentle comedy in a Padeh town in a remote part of Iran where two children, scraping a living on a rubbish tip, stumble over a golden statuette. Their boss, a former actor with a passion for cinema, decides to help them find the owner. The film is a cinéaste’s delight with references to ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and especially to the legacy of the acclaimed directors from Asghar Farhadi, winner of an Oscar for ‘The Salesman’ to Jafar Panahi whose ‘Taxi Tehran’ has a role in the film.