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Visually impressive feature debut by the Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat. She filmed the novel by Shahrnush Parsipur, which is banned in Iran, about the vicissitudes of four women against the background of the 1953 coup that made it possible for the Shah to continue his despotic regime.
The gruesome shadow side of the kindness of strangers. An initially natural portrait of the cool and promiscuous Erica from Austin turns into an intense film of revenge. By the British director of The Living and the Dead.
Father and son wrestle with love in a small Malaysian fishing village. While father looks up an old lover he should have married years ago, his son faces a dilemma. Will he choose the girl he's in love with, or the daughter of his boss?