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Film Review: The Era of Love

Last night I went to the cinema at 9 pm to watch a Leila Hatami movie. I can’t say I’m a big fan of her as much as I like Mahtab Keramati, but I love her calmness. She’s a good guarantee that a film you’re going to watch will be nice.

The plot was the kind of plot you see a lot in Iranian movies these days: disloyalty in marriage, people lying and cheating, and the society stinking and sinking in its own filth.

I liked the movie. 3.5 stars out of 5. The actors and actresses were all good. Dialogues were OK. Make-up and costume, nice enough. The suspence was at the beginning of the movie rather than the end.

Why I have a feeling the movie had a reference to the book “The Lights, I Will Turn off” by Zoya Pirzad? Because in a dialogue the woman asked the man to turn the lights off and the man said, OK, I will, as I always.

I won’t talk of the details of the film, firstly because I need to re-watch and secondly because, I feel there’s no need to write. Easy to guess.

Some lines about the Felestin Movie Teahtre:

(Felestin in Persian means Palestine, because the movie theatre was built near the square by the same name). I know this movie theatre since my high school days. Not as big and equipped as Azadi movie theatre, but it’s less crowded and still nice. I usually prefer this cinema to Azadi. Dunno why, maybe because I have memories of my teens and that area is so relaxing for me.

Late at night when I got out of the cinema, I breathed in the night air, thinking how lonely and sad the place at nights is.


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