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Film Review: ‘Wednesday May 9’

Thursday 29 September 2016

Peter Malone, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting.

‘WEDNESDAY, MAY 9’. Iran. Starring Niki Karimi, Vahid Jalilvand. Directed by Vahid Jlilvand. 102 minutes. Rated M (Mature themes).

This is a fine Iranian film. It can be said that for the last four decades, or even more, if one were to search national industries to find dramas that explored human values, often profoundly, Iran would have to be at the top or very near the top of the list. While the Iranians have made many movies for television, slight melodramas and popular comedies, their output in serious dramas has been extensive. SIGNIS (The World Association for Communication) has made numerous awards to their films.