The Orange Suit (Narenji poush)
Darius Mehjui's pre-Revolutionary production, The Cow
(1969), is a key film of the Iranian New Wave. Many of his subsequent films have focused on women, especially his much loved trilogy of the '90s, Sara, Pari and Leila
This film sees him reunited with Leila Hatami, playing the titular lead character of the same name. However, the focus of this black comedy is on the father/son relationship. The film follows a a photojournalist who remains in Tehran with his young son whilst his wife travels back and forth from her studies overseas.
After reading a book on Feng Shui, the father becomes more and more obsessed with the general lack of care for the environment. Initially content to photograph the abuse, he decides to show his commitment by becoming a street sweeper.
Mehrjui's latest film, a prize winner at Fajr International Film Festival and a huge box office hit in Iran, is his most personal and his most commercially successful film since The Tenants