OCAP Screenings: Sunday, January 16 at 5:45pm; Wednesday, January 19 at 6:30pm.
"A soulful reflection on the morality of crime." - Adam Solomons, Little White Lies
"In Mr. Farhadi's hands it's a deliciously ironic, exquisitely complex and mysteriously stirring tale of a man, his son and family, and the staining of multiple reputations by what seems, at the outset, to be a fairly minor lie." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION), richly weaves themes of social media, ethics and expectations in this co-winner of the 2020 Cannes Grand Prix. Rahim is imprisoned after defaulting on a business debt. On a temporary release from prison, Rahim’s girlfriend Farkhondeh presents him with an opportunity to reclaim his honor, and secure his release. From there, every move Rahim makes leads him down a slippery slope of half truths and misunderstandings, culminating in a quiet but shattering commentary on how - and who - we idolize. (RF)
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Achievement in Directing, Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Winner - Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival
Winner - François Chalais Award, Cannes Film Festival
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