The movie

Terrestrial Verses

Ordinary people navigate societal constraints in a series of vignettes.

Length: 77 min
Country: Iran
Language spoken: Perzisch
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Bahman Ark, Servin Zabetiyan, Arghavan Shabani
Director: Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami
Release date: 2024-04-25


Follows everyday people from all walks of life as they navigate the cultural, religious, and institutional constraints imposed on them by various social authorities, from school teachers to bureaucrats. These stirring vignettes, humorous and affecting, capture the spirit and determination of people amidst adversity, offering a nuanced portrait of a complex society.