Mani HaghighiHassan Majooni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Parinaz Izadyar
Iran / 2018 / 109 minutes / DCP / Color
Over recent decades, Iranian cinema has become synonymous with reflective examination of urban life, tradition, conflict, and freedom through the masterworks of Kiarostami, Panahi and Makhmalbaf, among others. So who would decide to kill off the directors of Tehran? And make it a comedy? Haghighi adds this devious plot to the twists and tribulations of his hapless director hero, Hassan, as he struggles with a government ban, difficult stars and three generations of demanding women in his own family. But if he really is a success, how come no one is trying to kill him?