Risk of Acid Rain by Behtash Sanaeeha (Iran, 2015, 105 min.). Contemporary Iranian poet Shams Langeroodi plays Manoochehr, a recently retired man. Left with few friends and an ailing mother, Manoochehr feels aimless and out of balance, so he sets out to find an old friend in Tehran. About his beautifully conceived and quietly poetic first feature, director Behtash Sanaeeha said, “It started from an idea, when Maryam [Moqadam] and I talked about our biggest concern-human loneliness … with different aspects like love, death, and eternity.”
In Persian with English subtitles. Presented on DCP.