Director: Babak Anvari
Cast: Narges Rashid, Bobby Naderi, Avin Manshadi
In Farsi, with English subtitles
The backdrop of the movie is the Iran-Iraq War. The protagonist Shideh is now married with a daughter. She is blacklisted from medical school for participating in protests against post-Revolution government during her days as student. Frustrated, she is left to look for her daughter in their apartment while her husband is serving as member of the medical team in the frontline. Air raids are everyday occurrence. The apartment building has shelter. But, one day, a missile hits the building. It doesn't explode. However, it brings forth strange consequences. Horror begins.
The movie is clever. The missile might be a metaphor for something sinister that Shideh must face. This is a rare movie of the genre.
Date seen: April 8, 2017