• The Early Films of Asghar Farhadi: Dancing In The Dust, Beautiful City

The Early Films of Asghar Farhadi: Dancing In The Dust, Beautiful City

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From master director Asghar Farhadi (Academy Award winners for Best International Film, THE SALESMAN and A SEPARATION), Film Movement presents his first two films, DANCING IN THE DUST and BEAUTIFUL CITY, restored and released as a double feature on Blu Ray for the first time ever in North America.

Shortly following their impulsive wedding, the naive, young Nazar is pressured by his family into divorcing his new wife, Reyhane, after rumors circulate of her mother's possible sex-work. Still deeply in love, he insists on paying back Reyhane's marriage dowry despite his insolvency. Nazar is soon on the run from creditors and finds himself hiding out in the desert where he meets a taciturn old snake hunter. Much to the man's chagrin, Nazar insists on working with the hunter until he earns enough money to return to the city and make good on his mistakes. "Engrossing and eye-catching" (Variety), Farhadi's debut feature DANCING IN THE DUST ultimately reveals itself to be a tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption. Presented in a new 2K restoration.

The sophmore feature of Asghar Farhadi. After spending two years in juvenile detention for killing his girlfriend as a teenager, the troubled, young Akbar is transferred to an adult facility shortly after turning 18. No longer a minor, his death sentence will soon be legally carried out. Meanwhile outside, Ala — Akbar’s friend and newly paroled petty thief — along with Akbar's sister Firoozeh (played by Taraneh Alidoosti, in the first of her three collaborations with director Farhadi) set out to convince the victim's bereaved father to forgive Akbar, which could potentially reduce his sentence from death to life in prison. Navigating the complexities of Iran's judicial system together, the two form a close bond in their desperate attempts to seek clemency before it is too late. A “well-acted [and] compelling human drama," (The Hollywood Reporter), Beautiful City is now presented in a new 2K restoration approved by the director.

Format Blu-Ray
Year 2003, 2004
Rating 18
Director Asghar Farhadi
Starring Yousef Khodaparast
Baran Kosari
Faramarz Gharibian
Taraneh Alidoosti
Babak Ansari
Ahoo Kheradmand
Country Iran
Label Film Movement
Region / TV Standard Region 0
Language Persian
Subtitles English
Running time 203 mins (combined)
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Case type Standard with slipcover
Extra features Video essays

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