A very minor contribution to the great corpus of Iranian cinema that has emerged in the last 20 years.
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Payami's gentle comedy captures a subtle range of human feelings through a quietly inventive visual style that embodies the best life-affirming tendencies of modern Iranian film.
A psychic journey deep into the very fabric of Iranian (and by extension, all) life.
With its endless takes of characters silently waiting, say, or getting out of bed, this is the kind of film that can be seen only after a full night's sleep. But it is also clever, funny and sometimes moving.
A finely crafted entertainment that works better than most current Hollywood movies.
Charms with its amalgam of absurdity, optimism, humor, and avuncular regard for the million small daily chores, rituals, suspicions, and courtesies of dwellers on even the sparsest spots on earth.
Secret of this 'Ballot' lies in its humor, charm and universality.
A beguiling, slow-moving parable.
Payami has a visual style that is sometimes astonishing, sometimes frustrating, sometimes both.
Pleasing low-key comedy.