women who live in a poor neighborhood in Tehran actively seek a better life in
this contemporary slice of Iranian life. CAFE SETAREH focuses on Fariba, Saloomeh,
and Moluk in a triptych of warm-hearted, interwoven stories. Fariba operates the
café of the title, while her alcoholic, unemployed husband sponges off
her; Saloomeh debates on whether to marry Ebi, whose one good deed doesnt
make up for his mean, controlling streak; and Moluk, a middle-aged landlady, pines
for a man who has his own problems. Directed by talented newcomer Saman Moghadam
(Maxx), CAFE SETAREH offers an authentic portrait of women, and as noted in Variety,
in a country theoretically oppressive of womens full expression,
Iranian cinema is second to none as a delivery vehicle for rich dramas about women.
affectionately humorous and poignant
a classic womens picture
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Shanghai International Film Festival, Official
Written and directed by Saman Moghadam. With Afsaneh Baygan, Pejman Bazeghi, Haniyeh
Tavasoli, Roya Teimourian, Hamed Behdad, Masoud Raygan, and Nikoo Kheradmand.
Cinematography by Bahram Badakhshani. Original music by Amir Tavasoli. Edited
by Mohammad Reza Moueini. Produced by Mostafa Shayesteh for Hedeyat Film as released
by Nima Pictures/Iranian Film Society.
In Persian with English subtitles,All-Zone NTSC DVD
Features: Original Trailer, Music Video, Photo Gallery, Scene Selection
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