Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Reuters: Iran cinema booms as people crave romantic comedy

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire August 16, 2006 at 6:39AM

International audiences have come to know Iranian cinema as a lyrical but slow-paced genre where horses slog through snowy Kurdish mountain passes and children spend two hours looking for a lost bank note. Such art house films may win plaudits at festivals like Cannes, but they are not the sort of movies that break box office records in Tehran. This summer's top film in the Islamic Republic was "Ceasefire," a saccharine comedy in which two sexy newly-weds get so competitive with each other that they have to consult a psychologist to avoid divorce. Reuters reports.
0

International audiences have come to know Iranian cinema as a lyrical but slow-paced genre where horses slog through snowy Kurdish mountain passes and children spend two hours looking for a lost bank note. Such art house films may win plaudits at festivals like Cannes, but they are not the sort of movies that break box office records in Tehran. This summer's top film in the Islamic Republic was "Ceasefire," a saccharine comedy in which two sexy newly-weds get so competitive with each other that they have to consult a psychologist to avoid divorce. Reuters reports.