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Tales (2014)

Ghesse-ha (original title)
A series of seven vignettes about different people dealing with their every day problems in modern day Iran, that are loosely related to each other.

Director:

Rakhshan Banietemad (as Rakhshan Bani-Etemad)

Writers:

Rakhshan Banietemad (as Rakhshan Bani-Etemad), Farid Mostafavi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Habib Rezaei
Mohammad Reza Forutan
Mehraveh Sharifinia Mehraveh Sharifinia
Golab Adineh
Mehdi Hashemi
Hasan Majuni Hasan Majuni ... (as Hassan Majooni)
Babak Hamidian
Negar Javaherian
Shahrokh Foroutanian Shahrokh Foroutanian
Rima Raminfar Rima Raminfar
Atefeh Razavi Atefeh Razavi
Payman Maadi ... (as Peyman Moaadi)
Baran Kosari
Khosrow Shahraz Khosrow Shahraz
Fatemah Motamed-Aria
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A series of seven interconnected vignettes about different people dealing with their everyday problems in modern day Iran. Featuring stories of love between mothers and sons, husbands and wives, and men and women whose affection gives them the hope they need to overcome life's toughest challenges. A poignant, intimate look behind closed doors, as well as a biting examination of modern Iranian society. Written by IMVBox.com

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Drama

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

6 May 2015 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Relatos iraníes See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Another account of the Iranian hard life.
31 December 2014 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad's TALES is a film which oozes anguish from every frame. It's telling us that the society she is showing is in miserable disarray. There is a sanctions hit the already distressed message in there too. This gets automatic enthusiasm from some activist commentators and automatic dismissal from the entertainment lot, in the unlikely event that they stray into a showing.

The production was shot piecemeal, getting censor clearance for shorts being easier than for features. There isn't even the linking devices of U.S. films like TALES OF MANHATTAN or THE GUN. The characters from one episode walk out of the frame to leave those of the next. We do get a documentary film maker appearing from time to time - one sustained take represents his coverage of a van full of dispossessed factory workers.

Not all the stories convince or involve but the final dialogue between the dried-out junkie social worker and her ex student-demonstrator taxi driver is a grabber.

This and the film's addition to those other movie accounts of present day Iranian life make it worth attention.

Moaadi, the star of A SEPARATION appears and the meager production values represented by the usual washed out colour are more than adequate for the task.


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