De film

Until Tomorrow

Young single mother Fereshteh, a self-possessed graphic designer, learns that her parents will be arriving in Tehran that very night. The problem? They know nothing about her born-out-of-wedlock two-month-old.

Tijd: 86 min
Land: Iran, France
Taal: Farsi
Ondertiteling: English
Cast: Sadaf Asgari, Ghazal Shojaei, Babak Karimi, Amirreza Ranjbaran, Nahal Dashti
Regisseur: Ali Asgari
Release Date: 2022

Omschrijving

Young single mother Fereshteh (Sadaf Asgari), a self-possessed graphic designer, learns that her parents will be arriving in Tehran that very night. The problem? They know nothing about her born-out-of-wedlock two-month-old. Fereshteh, in league with best friend Atefeh (Ghazal Shojaei), sets out to find someone to care for her infant ‘until tomorrow’—a quest that becomes increasingly desperate as the hours tick away… Director Ali Asgari shows how Iranian millennials are trying to break away from patriarchal norms, and he does so with a real-life tension that makes us feel the urgency and implications of Fereshteh’s situation.

‘Asgari builds a tense and resonant drama from this most simple of premises, one that hinges on a moving performance by the director’s niece, Sadaf Asgari… [The film] has a lot to say about the way younger generations in Iran right now are picking away, thread by thread, at the country’s suffocating web of legal and social censure.’—Lee Marshall, Screen