Mourning (Soog) a film by Morteza Farshbaf from Iran on DVD
Mourning (Soog) Movie
By: Morteza Farshbaf - Iran 2012
In Farsi with English subtitles
"A good movie from Iran"
From a black screen, a man and a woman are heard arguing and hurrying away
from a house. Afterward, the screen radiates brilliant green countryside,
traversed by a small black car. Subtitles relay a conversation by another
man and woman, but now we hear no voices. Kamran and Sharareh, a deaf
couple, are driving Sharareh’s young nephew, Arshia, back home to Tehran.
Something terrible has happened. But the couple keep the news from Arshia,
debating his future in a language not as private as they believe, and
turning a car trip into a subtly humorous and deeply compassionate
meditation on communication and emotional disability.