After sell-out sessions at Sydney Film Festival Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand's No Date, No Signature comes to Luna Leederville.
A young boy’s death leads a forensic pathologist to investigate himself in a compelling Iranian drama which won Best Director and Best Actor in Venice Film festival’s Horizons program.
The second feature by Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand (Wednesday) centres on Dr Kaveh Nariman, an extremely rigorous forensic doctor. While driving home at night, Nariman knocks over a motorcycle carrying a family of four. Eight-year-old Amir Ali seems to only be suffering a mild concussion, and no report is made. Two days later, the boy is brought to the morgue where Nariman works. In expertly crafted scenes, Nariman’s personal and professional worlds begin to close in around him. This superbly acted drama is about much more than medical forensics: Jalilvand and co-writer Ali Zarnegar place a microscope on class conflict in contemporary Iran and the relationship between modern and traditional justice. (In Farsi with English subtitles)
'A no-holds-barred performance by Navid Mohammadzadeh (“Nahid”), recognized by the Fajr jury with their supporting actor prize, gives No Date its emotional core.' – Jay Weissberg, Variety
★ ★ ★ ★ "The Iranian film No Date, No Signature...is well worth seeking out" David Stratton, The Australian
★ ★ ★ ★ “No Date, No Signature is a thoughtful drama offering up a searing examination of the vicissitudes that can arise out of one simple act." - FilmInk
★ ★ ★ ★ "No Date, No Signature is a universal story that transcends cultural boundaries. It is a human story about love, loss and guilt. It is directed thoughtfully and performed superbly." - Screen Realm
"with his second feature Iranian filmmaker, Vahid Jalilvand establishes himself as an important new voice" – The Age
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