Drought & Lies (Khoshksali va Dorough)

Screening Time: 94 mins

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Producer: Gholamreza Mousavi

Year: 2016

Format: Feature / Colour / DCP

Print Source: Iranian Independents

Director: Pedram Alizadeh

Cast: Mohammad Reza-Golzar, Ali Sarabi, Pegan Ahangarani, Aida Keikhaie

Scriptwriter: Mohammad Yaghoubi

Director of Photography: Mehdi Jafari

Genre: Drama


Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult

Omid and his wife Alla are celebrating his birthday with Arash, Alla’s brother (and Omid’s best friend), and his girlfriend when Omid’s first wife Mitra calls. She has just returned from Canada and has something important to tell him. Omid, a lawyer, arranges to meet her in the office but Alla is still annoyed. As we trace through flashback their earlier relationships and friendships we can understand Omid’s decision to divorce Mitra, but nonetheless some familiar and unattractive behavioural patterns on his part emerge. And eventually Omid has a big decision to make. Adapted from a well-known Iranian play.