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Goodbye (2011)

Bé omid é didar (original title)
Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11.

Director:

Mohammad Rasoulof

Writer:

Mohammad Rasoulof (screenplay)
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Leyla Zareh
Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy
Shahab Hosseini
Roya Taymourian
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Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11.

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Their freedom is within someone else's boundaries!

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

7 September 2011 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Your freedom within someone else's boundaries...
25 March 2015 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

A young intelligent Iranian woman prepares herself for the next phase in life, and that is to escape the political and social boundaries around her put up by the authorities of her country. Director Rasoulof was brave enough to tell this story because he himself was attempting to do the same thing, but ended up in prison for showing the hardships of life in a tyranny religious country.

The beauty of this slow moving film is that it doesn't state the obvious by ramming dramatic scenes down your throat. The story unravels a thin layer at a time, with scenes that have no more than a few shots, and sometimes only one lingering shot. This allows the viewer to observe the protagonist and the lonely fight she has to combat. With patience, you begin to make an emotional connection, feeling every frustration and moral outrage.

Leyla Zareh is simply amazing to observe. The low lit photography of Arastoo Givi heightens Leyla's sad features, even more so when she wears the hijab (headscarf) slightly over her face, creating shadows on her angelic features.

An interesting film showing the plight of the Iranian people who go about their lives, trying to make sense of it all.


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