Review – ‘The Night’

Shahab Hosseini as ‘Babak Naderi’ in Kourosh Ahari’s THE NIGHT. Courtesy of IFC Midnight. An IFC Midnight Release. I’m not that well versed in the Iranian cinema landscape, but what I have seen has left me pleasantly surprised. From the unusual vampire flick ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ to the chilling ‘Under the …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Bandar Band’

Bandar Band is a melodious road trip, and director Manijeh Hekmat wants us to experience it as if we’re part of it. Floods in Iran’s Khuzestan Province have turned everything into a sodden landscape, making it look like a wondrous dreamscape in which three musicians dare to conquer the drenched roads, not knowing where this …