Iran / France, 2022, 107 min.

Director: Mani Haghighi

Cast: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Taraneh Alidoosti, Ali Bagheri, Saeed Changizian, Gilda Vishki

– Synopsis:

In downtown Tehran, Farzaneh, a young driving instructor, spots her husband, Jalal, walking into a woman’s apartment. When she confronts him, Jalal claims he was out of town for work. He decides to check out the building for himself. There, he meets a woman who is the spitting image of Farzaneh. Her name is Bita. Stunned, the two compare family photos: Bita’s husband also looks identical to Jalal.

Director’s Bio:

Mani Haghighi studied philosophy at McGill University in Montréal. His first feature, Abadan (2003) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Men at Work
(Berlinale, Forum 2006), based on a story idea by Abbas Kiarostami, won the Best Screenplay Prize at the 2007 Asian Film Awards. Haghighi has co-written two screenplays with the Oscar-winning Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi: Fireworks Wednesday (2006) and Canaan (2008), based on a short story by Alice Munro.
Modest Reception (Berlinale, Forum 2012) won the Free Spirit Award at the Warsaw Film Festival as well as a number of other international prizes.
After A Dragon Arrives! (Berlinale, Competition 2016), Haghighi made 50 Kilos of Sour Cherries (2017), a romantic comedy that is one of Iranian cinema’s highest grossing films of all time.
Pig (Berlinale, Competition 2018) won l’Amphore d’Or for Best Film at the Festival du film grolandais in Toulouse, and was named one of the best films of 2019 by the New Yorker magazine.
Haghighi’s latest film, Subtraction, will celebrate its premiere in the Platform section at the TIFF


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