Monday, October 13, 2014

Fireworks Wednesday (2006) (چهارشنبه سوری)

Director: Asghar Farhadi. Cast: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti. 102 min. Iran. Drama.

Before About Elly, and before A Separation, Farhadi made this little film - and his common theme of lies acting as the plague of the society, is as prominent as his other works. In a plot heavy on both dialogue and point-of-views, a domestic dispute is seen from a house worker's perspective, as the wife accuses her husband of infidelity. Dishonesty and paranoia in the setting of Iran's annual Fireworks Wednesday explosions, spiced with a few story surprises, create the context for a very combustible (and tragic) marital crisis. If you enjoyed Farhadi's other films, definitely go for it.

PS: Thank you, Maryam, for sending the movie a very long time ago!

Mo says:


  1. yes...long long time ago in a galaxy far away I sent a DVD ! wow the age of this DVD is exactly the age of our friendship!2006
    Long live friendship!