Need to know: The cinema of Asghar Farhadi ACMI Presents

Fireworks Wednesday

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“A thoroughly engrossing and densely textured drama”

Paul MacInnes, The Guardian

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition.

Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks  a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Few Iranian films have tried to realistically depict both the urban middle and lower classes, and fewer still with the complexity of story telling and depth of characterisation in Asghar Farhadi’s impressive third feature.

Screens in Farsi with English subtitles.