Photocall of the Movie “Until Tomorrow” at 72 Berlin Festival

An expansion of the director’s 2014 short The Baby, Until Tomorrow vibrates with sympathy for its young protagonist but has a lot to say about the way younger generations in Iran right now are picking away, thread by thread, at the country’s suffocating web of legal and social censure. While it lacks the rich moral complexity of widely distributed Iranian dramas such as Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, Until Tomorrow should nevertheless find arthouse distributors, and audiences, willing to take a gamble on its concise yet effective 85-minute emotional journey, and will undoubtedly rack up further festival engagements after its Berlinale Panorama premiere.

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February 16, 2022 | 12:01 am