Haghi, a young writer for Irans most liberal magazine, is accused of insulting
the state when he publishes his dead brothers war memoirs. As he sits in
jail, his girlfriend and buddies try to make bail so the young man can be free
while awaiting trial. After little success, someone hits upon the idea of renting
out Amins family home for celebrations and special occasions. The plan succeeds
until the home is rented for a raucous party with alcohol and loud western music.
A love story with social commentary, PARTY exposes the suffering of Iranian society
at the hands of a repressive government, particularly over press censorship. Almost
banned by authorities, the controversial drama was directed by Saman Moghadam
(Siavash; Café Setareh), whose highly entertaining films also explore and
critique Iranian society.
to those who bear the stones on their backs for establishing freedom...
Dedication by Saman Moghadam
ticket in Tehran.
--Azadeh Moaveni, TIME.COM
wondered how a film like this could pass between the nets of the censors
Written and directed by Saman Moghadam. With Hedieh Tehrani, Mehdi Khayami, Ali
Mosafa, and Soroush Goudarzi. Cinematography by Bahram Badakhshani. Edited by
Mohamad Reza Moeni. Music by Karen Homayounfar. Produced by Morteza Shayesteh
for Hedayat Film Co.
Iran/2000/Color/Fullscreen/88 mins. In Farsi with
Special Features: Photo
Gallery, Director Biography