Tehran meets northside Tehran in TV director Parisa Bakhtavar's comedy debut,
"Tambourine". Based on a screenplay by Bakhtavar's husband acclaimed
Filmmmaker Asghar Farhadi (Fireworks Wednesday) Tambourine depicts social issues
through different levels of life in today's Tehran. Robert Koehler of Variety
writes:"Though not as charged and raw in its observations of marital conflict
"Fireworks Wednesday," "Tambourine" can be viewed as
a gentler companion to Farhadi's drama, taking in a larger community of rich and
poor characters. Casting is solid all around, as Kosari's poker-faced approach
serves as a good contrast to her more broadly playing co-thesps, with actors like
Abbar and Shahrokshahi in the emotional middle range."
is a whirligig comedy, playing out over the course of one day and carrying hints
of the ensemble-shuffling of Robert Altman, the snarkiness of Preston Sturges
and the pace of Billy Wilder.
Amin Hayayi,Baran Kosari,Mehran Modiri,Mohammad Reza
Kheirandish,Nima Shahrokhshahi,Bahareh Rahnama,Hamed Behdad,Akram Mohammadi,Negar
Forouzandeh,Niloufar Khoshkholgh,Omid Rouhani.
Director: Parisa Bakhtavar.
Screenplay:Asghar Farhadi. Producer: Seyed Jamal Sadatian. Dirctor of Photography:
Morteza Poursamadi. Set and Clothes Designer: Keyvan Moghadam. Makeup: Iman Omidvari.
(Iran, 2008, 110 minutes.) In Persian with subtitles.