I'm homesick. Ya got me.
One of the bedrock films of my life, going back to the Sunday morning matinee on WGN. With all the curse words ADR-ed over. And then the warped Beta-max cartridge on the first home video machine I ever had access to.
I think this may have been an influence on me (one of many) to learn to play music, which I have done in an amateur kind of way.
I always watch the extended cut…
I don't know if Ali Mosaffa speaks English (clearly he speaks french,) but man, I really wouldn't mind it if he started turning up in American movies. Dude is incredible.
As for the rest, another terrific effort from Farhadi, with a very affecting final moment, but not quite the home run of A SEPARATION.
GAFFE SQUAD: At the Canadian Embassy, there is an insert shot of a needle dropping on the *middle* of a record, and then Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" plays over the scene. In fact, that song is the last song on the record, so the needle should have been dropped further toward the center of the record. GOTCHA AFFLECK!!!
My absolute uncontested, TKO #1 favorite film of all time. Not sure I've ever really known how to justify that, as if I needed to. A film that can teach life lessons one can only hope to learn otherwise through terrible hardship and sadness. To see in 35mm was less a revelation than a fulfillment of a lifelong passion.