Iran, 2006, 104, 2K DCP, Dir. Asghar Farhadi, Not Rated, Persian with English subtitles, Grasshopper Film
"A masterpiece of Farhadi's psychologically charged scene-making and sensuous, insinuating style." - Film Comment
From the Academy Award winning director of A Separation and About Elly, Asghar Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday is a gripping, suspenseful drama - a story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year. Rouhi, a young bride-to-be, is hired as a maid for an affluent family in Tehran. Upon arriving she is suddenly thrust into an explosive domestic conflict. The wife is convinced her husband is having an affair (with a recently divorced woman living next door) and enlists Rouhi as a spy, to follow her husband, and confirm her suspicions. What Rouhi discovers, however, threatens not only their marriage but her own future. Director Farhadi is a contemporary master with a resonant, unmistakable style all his own. Which is why the belated release of this early masterpiece is cause for celebration.