Just 6.5
aka Metri shesh va nim
First screened in October 2019 / Most recently screened in December 2019
Director: Saeed Roustayi. Cast: Peyman Moaadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Houman Kiai, Ali Bagheri, Mehdi Hoseini-nia, Mostafa Hashemzehi, Maziar Seyedi, Asghar Piran, Yusef Khosravi, Parinaz Izadyar, Marjan Ghamari, Gity Ghasemi, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, Javad Pourheidari. Screenplay: Chinonye Chukwu.

Twitter Capsule: Wowsers Iranian policier! Mannish scope, Friedkiny moods. POVs multiply, deepen, expand. Remarkably rich social analysis.

Second Capsule: Imagine The Wire in Iran, in a novelistic yet propulsive 135 minutes. The first sequence alone is a total jaw-dropper. Get it, US distribs!

Third Capsule: Two of the world's greatest actors, Peyman Moaadi (A Separation) and Navid Mohammadzadeh (No Date, No Signature) blow this out of the water.

VOR:   Totally atypical of more often-exported Iranian cinema. Without slackening pace, pulls off lithe structural and perspectival swerves. Socially bold, too.

Photo © 2019 Boshra Film/Iranian Independents

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

(in October 2019: A)

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