In a fine ensemble cast, the commanding Teimourian is a standout, amusing yet poignant as a kind, generous person so desperate for love that she feels compelled to assume the demure, girlishly flirtatious manner of a woman young enough to be her daughter. Search for Lottery awards. The film takes its title from a local hangout run by the hard-pressed Fariba Afsaneh Baygan , a strong, resilient woman of about 40 who is burdened with a no-good husband, Fereidoon Shahkroh Foroutanian , a drug-taking ex-con who abuses his wife and saps her modest income. British certification and tax relief. Watch films on BFI Player. Use film and TV in my classroom. Classroom resources for teachers.
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Moghadam shows a gift for directing actors. Your National Lottery funded project. Become a BFI Patron. In a fine ensemble cast, the commanding Teimourian is a standout, amusing yet poignant as a kind, generous person so desperate for love that she feels compelled to assume the demure, girlishly flirtatious manner of a woman young enough to be her daughter.
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Courses, training and conferences for teachers. Use film and TV in my classroom. A filmmaker of considerable subtlety who presents the same events from the differing perspectives and stories bbaygan his three main characters, Moghadam celebrates the strong sense of community in this tiny neighborhood, views its inhabitants’ naivete with affectionate humor and laments their hardships — especially those of the women, with their second-class status.
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Become a BFI Champion. Moghadam’s pacing leisurely suggests that this neighborhood exists in a time warp, even though it is endangered by urban development and most of its people are struggling to survive. Find out about international touring programmes. Essentially, “Cafe Setareh” is a classic women’s picture but has mpvies depth of perception not always associated with the genre.
The youthful, beautiful Saloomeh Haniyeh Tavasoli and her fiance, Ebi Pejman Bazeghiwho frequent wfsaneh cafe, long to marry.
There’s no lack of tear-jerking and melodramatic developments, but they are sustained by Moghadam’s steadfast belief in the mutually supportive value baygwn community life, so endangered in rapidly changing, increasingly impersonal cities everywhere in the world.
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Saman Moghadam’s “Cafe Setareh” paints a compassionate triple portrait of three women living in an ancient, shabby but picturesque pocket of Tehran. Main navigation for mobiles.
Meanwhile, the regal-looking but lonely, middle-aged Moluk Roya Teimourian dreams of snagging Fariba’s much younger brother Khosro Hamed Behdadwho is striving to immigrate illegally to Turkey.
Some violence, but suitable for most audiences. In Farsi with English subtitles. Future learning and skills. Skills and business development funding. Latest from the BFI Latest news, features and opinion. Copyright Los Angeles Times. His scores make his case. Moghadam is not movjes dynamic stylist or fiery protester, and “Cafe Setareh” therefore is not strong in obvious crossover appeal.
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