The Brick and the Mirror (Khesht va ayeneh)

  • Ebrahim Golestan /
  • Iran /
  • 1965 /
  • 125 mins

Taji Ahmadi, Zackaria Hashemi, Goli Bozorgmehr, Masoud Faghih, Parviz Fanizadeh / Fiction / Persian

A journey to the end of the night, Tehran-style.

This stunning film, reminiscent of the groundbreaking 1960s films of Antonioni (but more radical in spirit), begins as a taxi driver finds that the young woman passenger who just disappeared into the night has left an infant in the back seat of his cab. The man's efforts to find the woman take him, and us, on a visually and intellectually compelling urban odyssey. [12A]

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  • #1 vicki johnson / Tuesday 24 June, 2014 / 15:35 GMT

    Upon leaving the filmhouse shortly after this harrowing film, which includes unmitigated poverty, abandoned children, abuse, chaos and despair, it seemed ironic to hear a well dressed and fed audience member complain bitterly about the 'filthy' conditions in the cinema. Really?

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