“Leila’s Brothers” Red Carpet at The 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Just 6.5 was never released in the U.S., which is as criminal as the milieu it so engrossingly depicted. Roustaee’s third feature, the equally epic if more intimate working-class family saga Leila’s Brothers, will hopefully give one of cinema’s most promising new talents more of a spotlight after its premiere in competition in Cannes. Maadi started his film career as a screenwriter with the film Swan Song in 2000. He later wrote several renowned Iranian films. He began his acting career in Asghar Farhadi’s film About Elly (2009), continuing his working relationship with the director in the film A Separation, which was released to widespread critical acclaim.