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Film Review - Fireworks Wednesday


To capitalize on the success of Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” and “The Past,” one of his earlier efforts, “About Elly,” finally found distribution in America last year, helping fans discover the helmer’s previous work, studying the development of themes and quality craftsmanship. Finding success with old news, another selection from Farhadi’s slim filmography is chosen for an art-house run. 2006’s “Fireworks Wednesday” reaches deeper into director’s creative vault, discovering a domestic drama that’s fully immersed in Iranian culture and attitude, but lacks the refinement that would eventually be found in subsequent pictures. Still, a chance to process the development of Farhadi’s world view is valued, and while “Fireworks Wednesday” is a bit more obvious with its tale of household unrest, it captures human reaction wonderfully, keeping a tight leash on melodramatic impulses. Read the rest at


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