Washington Festival awards Iranian film `Today`

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:23

Iranian movie `Today`, by Reza Mirkarimi, has been awarded in the Washington, D.C. International Film Festival, Tehran-based English newspaper, Iran Daily reported.

image_650_365 `Today` chronicles a brief but stirring encounter between two strangers. The small-scale drama is the story of a Tehran taxi driver who becomes the impromptu protector of a desperate young pregnant woman after he rushes her to hospital. `Today` is a profound testament to the enduring power of empathy and fellow feeling in an increasingly cruel and prejudicial world. With a pair of absorbing performances, Parastoui and Golestani draw the viewer gradually in, painting a highly sympathetic portrait of suffering in the context of a seemingly uncaring environment. Mirkarimi structures his narrative with a balanced, emotional rhythm, slowly and skillfully disclosing his characters` back-stories as he observes them with the objectivity for which contemporary Iranian filmmaking is renowned.



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