dir. Behnam Behzadi / Iran / 2016 / 84 minutes
Presented in partnership with the Phoenix Cultural Center of Toronto.
This moving social drama is set in Tehran, where air pollution has reached a dangerous peak. Niloofar is an unmarried 35-year-old seamstress who lives with her mother but is busy with her own shop. When doctors say her mother must leave Tehran for the sake of her respiratory health, Niloofar’s brother and family elders decide that she must move away to accompany her mother. Niloofar is the youngest and still single, and has always obeyed their orders. This time she must stand up for herself.