VIFF 2012 Review: A Respectable Family
Because the hero of this Persian film noir has just returned to his homeland after an absence of 22 years, memories of the Ayatollah Khomeini past constantly intrude on the equally dismal Mahmoud Ahmadinejad present. In all eras, the men seem to be outwardly pious and inwardly corrupt, while the women are, literally, driven mad. Taut, tense, and politically pointed, for the most part, A Respectable Family is also strangely elegant and surprisingly funny.
Granville, September 27 (1 p.m.), October 1 (10:30 a.m.), and October 3 (6:45 p.m.).