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Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran 1977 112 mins. In Persian with English subtitles

The rare early Kiarostami film made outside of Kanoon, and one of the most downbeat of his features, this adult drama concerns a civil servant besieged on two fronts: he’s accused of taking bribes, and his marriage is collapsing (Kiarostami has admitted this latter element was autobiographical). Full of pre-revolutionary disquiet, the film features future star Shohreh Aghdashloo as the wife. (Janus Films)

*Content Warning: depiction of domestic violence