1h41 / 35mm / couleur / vostf Screenplay : Asghar Farhadi Casting : Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Ansari, Faramarz Gharibian, Hossein Farzi-Zadeh, Ahu Kheradmand Production : Iraj Taghipoor Cinematography : Ali Loqmani Editing : Shahrzad Pouya Music : Hamidreza Sadri Distribution : Memento
Akbar, 18, has been sentenced to death for killing his girlfriend and awaits his execution date. A’la, a friend he met in prison, and Firoozeh, his sister, try desperately to appeal his sentence. Their only hope is to obtain the forgiveness of the girlfriend's grieving father.
Asghar Farhadi’s second film The Beautiful City carries the seeds of the cinematic power of its author – the realistic staging of a complex and skillfully-crafted story that manages to convey all the nuances of justice and forgiveness. A moral fable told by breathtaking actors: Taraneh Alidoosti, who portrays with Madonna-like beauty a mother with a troubled past, and Babak Ansari, perfect as a big-hearted robber.