The movie "Leila Brothers" is the latest work of Iranian director Saeed Roustaei, who participated in the Cannes film Festival 2022 this year and was screened in the competition section.
"Leila Brothers" is accompanied by Alidosti playing the role of Leila. Leila is a 40-year-old woman who has spent her entire life caring for her parents and siblings. Leila's family is under severe economic pressure, and she is plotting to change the family situation.
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In the role of brothers Leila and Saeed Poursamimi in the role of Ismail, Leila's father has been hired. Which was released in 2015, became famous. After this film, he has directed two other works to this day, namely, "Six and a Half Meters" and "Leila Brothers". The name of a villager can also be seen as the screenwriter of the movie "Sad Moabar" directed by Mohsen Gharayi.
Is. The 10 reviews written by this group of critics and compiled by Raton Tominoz website indicate that they are 90% satisfied. A review of the 5 reviews collected on the Metacritic website also shows that all 5 reviews were positive and recorded a meta score of 87 out of 100 for the film.
" Leila Brothers ", however, did not shine much in the eyes of the critics of Screen film Magazine, and the critics of this magazine, on average, considered a score of 2.3 out of 4 suitable for this film. The score was four stars by One critic and One star by two critics, while the rest took a more mediocre look at the film.
Criticism of" Leila Brothers "
Variety - Peter DeBrooj
In" Leila Brothers ", an Iranian family that was once proud It is and is now tragic, it is on the verge of extinction, but it is saved from falling by the family's confident sister, who is tired of relying on men to decide her fate.
There is no doubt that the role of Alidosti Leila and the actress in the lead role of "Seller" cast a shadow over all the men in the film, but from another angle, this point reveals a tragic aspect in Saeed Roustaie's three-hour, novel-like film; The director has his first film in the Cannes section.
Some audiences may, of course, recall a village from another turbulent family portrait called "Ever and a Day." Although his extraordinary police trailer, "Six and a Half Meters," the closest Iranian film to "French Connection," has not yet been released in the United States, it was this film that caught my attention.
Guardian - Peter Bradshaw
Leila lives with her elderly parents. He suffers from back pain from periods of stress and overwork, and is basically the only family wage earner with a fixed salary and support for his four adult brothers. Meanwhile, Parviz (played by Farhad Aslani), who is overweight, works as a cleaner in a shopping center, but his job does not provide for his family; A family that grows even bigger with his efforts to have a son. Farhad (played by Mohammad Ali Mohammadi) is only interested in watching American wrestling on TV. Manouchehr (played by Peyman Maadi), who refuses to work, has pursued cunning plans to seize windfall wealth, and Alireza (played by Navid Mohammadzadeh) has recently left the factory because the bosses did not agree to his requested salary.
screenshot - Lisa Nelselson
The weight of tradition and family ties in the film "Leila Brothers" has a convincing role. The film provides an in-depth look at the dynamism within a poor and ever-honest Sadegh Tehrani family who hold their faces with a red slap.
Saeed Roustaie, writer and director, visually confident in the new film And his ambitious theme, made in the sequel to his astonishing previous film "Six and a Half Meters," shows truth, lies, conflicting motives, economic collapse, and the impossibility of anything that can be considered social progress.