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Modest Reception

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Modest Reception (Paziraie Sadeh)

Directed by Mani Haghighi

  • Iran 2012; 100 min
  • Original version: Farsi
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Mention (Best Actress) - Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema
    • Coup de cœur INALCO - Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema
    • NETPAC Award, Berlinale Forum

  • From the director of SUBTRACTION presented at Asian Project Market


Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy, but fascinating to watch, as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud or indifferent. Will they push things too far? Are they losing sight of their mission? What exactly is their mission? Led by riveting performances from Taraneh Alidoosti and writer-director Mani Haghighi, this bold comedy-drama unfurls with unexpected force amid subtle themes of power, privilege and corruption.



    Mohammad Atebbai