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CWC D: Mo­ham­mad Ra­soulof w/ Leila Zare. Iran. 104 min. Sep 9, 8:15 pm AMC 6; Sep 10, 10 am AMC 6; Sep 16, 5:15 pm AMC 10 Rat­ing: NNN Like his coun­try­man Ja­far Panahi, Ra­soulof is fac­ing a prison sen­tence and a ban on mak­ing ilms. His beau­ti­fully ex­e­cuted ilm, “ded­i­cated to all pris­on­ers in Iran,” fo­cuses on a preg­nant pro­gres­sive lawyer ( Zare) whose preg­nancy is a de­lib­er­ate

tac­tic in her quest to leave Iran. Her hus­band’s in jail, and she’s no longer al­lowed to prac­tise law. She’s at­trac­tive, in­tel­li­gent and re­source­ful. And we em­pathize with her com­pletely.

With chill­ing at­ten­tion to com­mon­place de­tails, Ra­soulof suc­ceeds in show­ing how the supremacy of the state per­me­ates the ev­ery­day life of any­one who ques­tions its au­thor­ity. PE

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