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I'm Not Angry!

(Asabani nistam!)
Iran 2014. Dir: Reza Dormishian. 110 min. DCP

“The title of director Reza Dormishian’s second feature echoes the prescribed mantra given to Navid (Navid Mohammadzadeh) by his psychiatrist (along with antidepressants) to recite when events feel overwhelming. For Navid, a university student expelled for political activity, however, his explosive rage has deeper sources. Jarring in tone and visually arresting, I’m Not Angry! captures the seething frustrations of a generation with a blunt frankness that led to its being pulled from competition at the Fajr Film Festival” (UCLA Film & Television Archive). “Stunning, heartbreaking ... With raw performances by Mohammadzadeh and Baran Kosari as a star-crossed engaged couple ... Filmmaking this electrifying is rare and shows a talented director able to control image, performance, and editing for maximum effect” (Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter).

 

REVIEWS

“A strong, jittery social drama that captures the frustrations of Iran's younger generation.”

Variety | full review