Dubbed 'the first Iranian black comedy', Mohsen Amiryoussefi's debut feature film won a special mention from the jury at this year's Cannes film Festival, and has gone on since to acclaim at festivals cemetery's real-life employees, it tell the story of Esfandiar, a bad-tempered body-washer who comes face-to-face with Ezrael (the angel of death). With his life flashing before his eyes-often, surreally, through his beloved black-and-white television-Esfandiar is forced to reconsider the way he treats his colleagues and friends. <I>Bitter Dream </I>is an example of the increasing diversity of Iranian cinema; its 32-year-old director is one to watch.
Cast & Credits
- Cinematographer: Bayram Fazli
- Editor: Mohsen Amiryoussefi
- Cast (in alphabetical order): Abbas Esfandiari, Delbar Ghasri, Mohsen Rahimi, Safar-Ali Safari, Yadollah Anvari