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Iranian Cinema: Sheeple (Maghzhaye Koochake Zang Zadeh)

Thu, Apr 11 / 7 pm
Directed by Houman Seyyedi
2018, Iran, 110 min
Persian with English subtitles

Shahin, a loud-mouth fellow adopted years ago, is trying to establish his authority in a family run by the iron hand of his drug lord brother. When a cell phone video of their sister showing her hair to a strange man – a grave sin in that society – starts circulating, things get really crazy. The family’s honour becomes more important than any single member. Can a sheep who has obeyed the shepherd’s crook all his life become anything more – someone who decides on his own life and does not need a shepherd? How does the herd mentality actually influence our life? – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival the cinema of Iran has often been marked by stylistic qualities of delicacy and restraint. It has found ways to speakloudly with a whisper. But Sheeple amounts to a rather  spectacular counterexample.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

An ongoing series of Iranian films presented in conjunction with Amir Ganjavie, president of the Phoenix Cultural Centre of Toronto and CineIran—an annual festival of contemporary Iranian cinema in Toronto.

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One of the truly great films at the First Iranian Film Festival New York and as such, it is absolutely a must see.
- Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
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