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Wednesday, May 9

★★★★ “Jalilvand and his fine cast create considerable tension… so effective” – David Stratton, The Australian

“The humanism of the finest Iranian cinema shines through” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Excellent acting from top star Niki Karimi” – Variety

“The manifestation of high-quality and philanthropic Iranian cinema” – Iran Daily

Dir. Vahid Jalilvand, Iran, 2015. 102 min | Drama

Why would someone give money away? What sort of consolation can that offer? On May 9, Jayal Ashtiyani, a teacher, has offered to provide a significant sum of money to a worthy person in need. His advertisement in the local Tehran newspaper has encouraged people to come to his office and make a convincing appeal. But how will he, and the police, deal with the throngs of needy candidates who assemble? How does he decide who’s actually the most worthy? Creating tension at every turn, Wednesday, May 9 draws its audience deep into the tangled web of the predicaments it raises. Stars Niki Karimi.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Award, Venice Film Festival 2015

Official selection
Sydney Film Festival 2016
Venice Film Festival 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015

 

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