Wedlock | Chicago Reader


In this 2012 Iranian chamber drama, a conservative, upper-middle-class couple receive an extended visit from the wife's niece and her husband, who ascribe to more progressive views. Each character clearly represents a different political orientation, and their mounting frustration with one another is meant to reflect strife within Iranian society. This schematic approach extends to the movie's overall structure, with each character getting pushed to a breaking point and delivering a monologue about what makes him tick. Despite the hackneyed material, director Rouhallah Hejazi (The Private Life of Mr. & Mrs. M) generates a claustrophobic tension, eliciting fiery performances from the ensemble. In Farsi with subtitles.


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