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

Though a repressive society is soon conspiring to trip her up, it doesn’t escape us that Sadaf Asgari’s character Fereshteh is first seen living alone in her own apartment with a two-month-old baby daughter, discussing on the phone some freelance graphic design work she’s due to deliver. Is this a new Iran? Of course not, or at least, not yet. Asgari’s expressive face soon clouds over when she gets a call from her parents to say that they’re arriving in Tehran that evening from somewhere in the provinces. It’s clear that they don’t know about the baby. For the next 80 minutes, we watch an increasingly desperate Fereshteh try to deal with the issue.

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February 16, 2022 | 12:01 am