All the Cities of the North
Iranian filmmaker Kiarash Anvari’s own doubts and fears formed the inspiration for this taut, ironically stylised tragicomedy with a philosophical bent about a playwright in crisis. He is not only wrestling with the ending of a play based on his own slowly dying marriage to an theatre actress, but also with the results of a test he has undergone without his wife’s knowledge: he is infertile!
His injured pride and unreasonable outbursts are not helping any. With a fine sense of the absurd, the play and its author’s life become increasingly intertwined in The Pot and the Oak. Things come to a head when, as if all this wasn’t enough, an old flame of his wife’s turns up – a director who offers her a role. Driven by jealousy, the tormented writer resolves to ensure that the denouement goes according to his wishes.
Programme IFFR 2017
Coming-of-age drama in which a Puerto Rican teen girl is living at her strict grandmother’s house, waiting until she can move to America to be with her mom.