||Coming off the unprecedented
box office success of Cease-Fire, acclaimed Iranian director Tahmineh
Milani wrote and directed this light-hearted family drama. Shahab
Hosseini offers an award-winning performance as Kurosh Zand, a spoiled,
egotistical movie star. When little Raha (Fataneh Malek-Mohammadi)
comes forward and claims to be his long-lost daughter from a brief
affair, Zand allows her to live with him until the results of the
paternity test are known. Raha soon brings out the best in Zand,
and his meaningless lifestyle begins to change for the better.
exhibits a tender, intelligent sweetness, which helps to temper
the utter conventionality and more melodramatic moments.
|| SUPERSTAR. Written and
directed by Tahmineh Milani. With
Shahab Hosseini, Fataneh Malek-Mohammadi, and Nasrin
Moghanlou. Cinematography by Alireza Zarrindast. Edited by
Mastaneh Mohajer. Produced by Mohammad Nikbin for Nima
Films and Artabin.
Iran/2009/Color/102 mins. In Persian with English subtitles.
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