July 9, 2014
Studio: Variance Films
Directors: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Jafar Panahi
Starring: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi
Copyright Holder: N/A
The film kicks off in a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, where a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. As dogs have been declared impure and forbidden from being walked in public -- an actual law in Iran -- the writer feels he is given no other option but to close off the outside world entirely. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.