She (Leila Hatami) wants to leave the country in order to give their daughter a new life; he (Peyman Maadi) wants to stay to take care of his Alzheimer-afflicted dad. Taking the separation of the couple as a starting point, this Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning feature film offers not only a new cultural point of view on the usual end-of-relationship fare through its location in urban Iran, but is also a lesson in exquisite, riveting, thrilling and morally multifaceted storytelling. Portraying the movie’s affable yet tormented lead, Peyman Maadi, had he been nominated in the Best Actor category at the Oscars, could have kicked Clooney’s and Pitt’s butts, since he offered one of the year’s sturdier and more nuanced performances.
Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]