Fireworks Wednesday

Asghar Farhadi / 2006 / 104 minutes / Spine #01

From the two-time Academy Award winning director of The Salesman and A Separation, Asghar Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday is a gripping, suspenseful drama – a story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year. Rouhi, a young bride-to-be, is hired as a maid for an affluent family in Tehran. Upon arriving she is suddenly thrust into an explosive domestic conflict. The wife is convinced her husband is having an affair (with a recently divorced woman living next door) and enlists Rouhi as a spy, to follow her husband, and confirm her suspicions. What Rouhi discovers, however, threatens not only their marriage but her own future.


DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

–Audio Commentary by Tina Hassannia, author of “Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema,” and critic Amir Soltani

–Theatrical Trailer

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  • "A gripping piece of storytelling."

    — Village Voice
  • Critic's Pick! "As with Mr. Farhadi’s other films, every detail of speech and body language resonates."

    — The New York Times
  • "Terrific. One of the contemporary cinema’s most essential masters."

    — RogerEbert.com
  • "A masterpiece of Farhadi’s psychologically charged scene-making and sensuous, insinuating style."

    — Film Comment
  • "Exquisite. A finely tuned, masterful work."

    — Film Journal
  • "Enigmatic and compulsively engrossing... Gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work — before he was acknowledged as a master."

    — Washington Post
  • "Grade: A-. A wonderfully humane and insightful look at romance, betrayal, and jealousy."

    — Entertainment Weekly
  • "As twisty as a mystery thriller."

    — Seattle Times
  • "Superb. Brilliantly assured."

    — LA Weekly
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