Tehran: City Of Love (12A)
Dir: Ali Jaberansari
Cast: Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari
Iran, 2018, 103 mins, Farsi dialogue with subtitles
Three lonely souls in Tehran search for love in this fascinating, low key comedy drama that’s part portrait of alienation in Iran, part examination of modern dating. Mixing wry social commentary with deadpan humour, it provides shrewd insights into the tension between tradition and progress in modern-day Iran.