The Last Step (Peleh ye akhar)
This ironic tale is narrated from beyond the grave by Khosro (Ali Mosaffa), who dies in a ridiculous accident. Instead of moving on Khosro's spirit lingers around Leila (Leila Hatami), his film star wife reviewing their complicated but loving marriage.
He hangs around the set where she is trying to finish shooting the film she was working on before he died. Khosro uncovers some answers to previously unexplained truths, but Leila, who interwines her perspective into the story, still has some secrets.
This complex, ironic and delicate psychological thriller is also lead actor Ali Mosaffa's sophomore directing effort. Inspired by James Joyce's The Dead
, The Last Step
screens direct from its premiere in competition in Karlovy Vary.