Iranian cinema has gone through a year full of fear and hope. The sinister shadow of Corona was still heavy on the people when the Nowruz 1400 screening started and it was one of the least successful Nowruz screenings in Iranian cinema. The five films "Khorshid", "Laleh", "Khoon Shod", "Takkhal" and "Once a Week Be a Man" could not sell more than 500 million Tomans by the end of the Nowruz holiday, Which is a catastrophic figure.
After the Nowruz holiday and the expansion of the Delta and the start of the fifth wave of the corona, cinemas were either closed or no spectators were allowed to watch the film. Continuation of this situation caused the first few months of the year, Iranian cinema was only happy with the online release of its films.
In total, 20 films were released last year. most of these films got a chance to be released to the public in the second half of the year, after the intensification of the national vaccination. In 1400, the films of great directors such as Asghar Farhadi, Majid Majidi, Masoud Kimiaei and Shahram Mokri were released, Which is an attractive combination for cinema lovers.
In review The one-year anniversary of Iranian cinema and watching the films that were released to the public show some interesting points. We have taken a look at the screened films and examined the conditions of each film in terms of production quality and content.
The happiest film of the year
- Director: Masoud Atyabi
- Actors: Pejman Jamshidi, Ahmad Mehranfar, Nazanin Bayati </</li>
"Dynamite" is the best-selling film of the year. Perhaps when the film was released in July, few people considered it to sell nearly 60 billion, but "Dynamite" remained on the screen and also sold to give Johnny to the half-dead Iranian cinema in 1400.
Massoud Atyabi, who learned the formula for making popular and box office films with the "Texas" duo, once again managed to make a best-selling film using the same formula. "Dynamite" is made in the comedy genre and creates funny moments by using comic situations.
Although the cinema went through a difficult year, but these conditions It was hard for Dynamite. In a situation where few producers were willing to release his film, "Dynamite" remained on the screens for nearly 9 months and did not sell badly. The film had more than 2.5 million viewers and kept the lights on in the Corona era.
The most failed film of the year
- Director: Asghar Farhadi
- Actors: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadr Arfaei
Many fans of Farhadi cinema were waiting for the release of "Hero". Especially since the film shone at the Cannes Film Festival, and this shine aroused the curiosity of Farhadi's fans. "Hero" was released to the public in the fall of 1400 in Iran, and contrary to all expectations, the film was weaker than expected.
Many critics of "Hero" They considered it a setback in Farhadi cinema and the fans of this director did not receive a warm welcome from this film. "Hero" is a weaker film in many respects than Farhadi's other films, and the fact that the film was not selected in the final list of the Oscars confirmed this.
Farhadi Many moviegoers are known for their power of storytelling and the creation of powerful dramas. But in "The Hero" there was no more news of those strong dramas and captivating stories. In "Hero", we are faced with a normal story and a not-so-attractive drama. A few weeks after the release of Farhadi's film, "Hero" could not make a wave in the society and was soon lost in the flood of events and news.
The most different film
- Director: Shahram Mokri
- Actors: Babak Karimi, Mohammad Sarban, Adel Yaraghi
We are used to hearing and seeing Shahram Mokri's name in a movie Let's face it differently. In his films, Macri distances himself from the classic style and context and tells his story by creating a nested space. he does. This time, he went to the cinema in "Careless Crime" and chose a theme related to filmmaking.
"Careless Crime" is a unique film in Iranian cinema. . The film is about the cinema Rex fire without happening in Abadan or with any direct reference to cinema Rex. Macri goes to the cinema under the pretext of a fire in the cinema and uses historical facts to refer us to movies.
The existence of a creative and bold director like Macri It is a great trophy for Iranian cinema. Macri's films may not be to the liking of the general public, but each time he has shown with his films what a deep understanding of cinema he has and what fascinating ideas for filmmaking. This time, he comes up with one of these fascinating ideas and introduces us to one of the most different and best films of Iranian cinema in 1400.
Phenomenon of the Year
- Director: Nikki Karimi
- Actors: Hadi Hejazifar, Sahar Dolatshahi, Javad Ezzati
Before the release of "Atabay", few people thought that Nikki Karimi had such a high ability in Have directing and writing. Atabay was one of the best among the 1400 films released and was praised by many viewers. The film, with its straightforward and simple story, has a beautiful look at love and separation in life.
Karimi traveled to West Azerbaijan to make "Atabay" and moved away from The capital and going to the heart of rural areas, recorded spectacular frames and images. The screenplay was also written with Hejazifar to make sure everything was ready to make a flawless film. They are eager to watch good quality movies. This film was a great leap in Nikki Karimi's filmmaking career and showed a significant part of his filmmaking abilities.
The most real film of the year
- Director: Ebrahim Irjazad
- Actors: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sara Bayat , Mahour Alvand
Saeed Hanaei is a familiar name to many people. A cold-blooded killer who killed street women in the late 1970s and early 1980s and killed them very easily and without any remorse. Hanaei killed 16 street women in a short period of time and planned to kill 100 women if he was not arrested.
Ibrahim Irajzad He made "Spider" and from the very beginning until its release, it was accompanied by some margins. Due to the fact that the Hanaei incident took place in Mashhad, the officials of this city did not allow the film crew to film, and Irajzad was forced to make his film a location similar to the streets of Mashhad. Also, the film was not allowed to be screened in Mashhad in order to maintain the cycle of taste decisions in Iranian cinema.
Despite all the margins, "Spider" is a good and acceptable film. goes. Irajzad's good direction, along with the flawless filming of Mahmoud Clari and the natural acting of Mohsen Tanabandeh, made "Spider" one of the good 1400 films. A movie that was released very late but sold well in a short period of time.
The worst movie of the year
- Director: Morteza Farshbaf
- Actors: Mir Saeed Molavi, Pardis Ahmadieh, Mojtaba Pirzadeh strong>
"Toman" is a good movie. It follows the subject of the day and has words to say in directing, but from one place to another the film makes it can no longer have that original brilliance and spectacle. "Tuman" could have become one of the best 1400 films if it had maintained its good trend and rhythm until the end.
Farshbaf has shown in this film that he is a talented director. And has a high ability to direct. It is a pity that such a cinema director can not continue his good work until the end. If we turn "Tuman" into two parts, the film has a brilliant half and a weak half and it is nerve-wracking.
Like Farshbaf and the screening of such films, we take good luck. However, in the end, the weaknesses of the film are taken into account But the effort of the director and his agents to make such a film is commendable and the different atmosphere that the film shows to its audience is very valuable.
The most repetitive film of the year
- Guidance Patrol 3
- Director: Saeed Soheili
- Actors: Amir Jafari, Saed Soheili, Polad Kimiaei
You may have asked yourself that Saeed Soheili How long does he want to make "Guidance Patrol" and then you get the answer right away: as long as he sells his film and makes a profit for it. This is one of the bitter realities of Iranian cinema where low-profile comedies continue to sell well. Soheili, wanting the next episodes of this film, with the same original idea and theme, has turned "Guidance Patrol" into a loose film without content. Interestingly, despite all the criticism, "Guidance Patrol" still sells well and was the second best-selling film of the year with 42 billion sales.
Despite such sales, it should Let's expect the fourth part of this movie as well. It seems that Soheili has found the dream of the Iranian audience well and can very well benefit in the demise of Iranian cinema. We, who are not aware of the director's idea for his next film, only hope that Soheili will add a little creativity and content to his next film.
The film is less than expected
- Director: Majid Majidi
- Actors: Javad Ezzati, Ali Nasirian, Tanaz Tabatabai
Majid Majidi is going through a period of ups and downs. After making enduring films such as "The Color of God" and "Children of Heaven", he has not been able to return to the good old days and create a lasting work.
Although "Sun" is a good film compared to the previous work of its creator, it is not an acceptable film for the name of a famous director like Majidi. Although the release of the film coincided with the corona outbreak, the film did not sell well at the box office and was one of the best-selling films of the year.
The film has a good story to tell The atmosphere in Which the story is told is not very believable. When the space of a film does not fit, it is a big problem and they affect the whole effect. Majidi, who was once a master of making Real films, seems to have lost this ability and in recent films everything seems artificial.
It could have been a better year
- Director: Mohsen Gharayi
- Actors: Hadi Hejazifar, Parviz Parastavi, Hedyeh Tehrani
When the news of the adaptation of the play" Meeting the Old Lady " Posted by Mohsen Gharayi, everyone was waiting for a special and brilliant film. But it must be admitted that "Everything" was weaker than previously thought and could not take advantage of the brilliant text of the perspective.
He had shown his ability in filmmaking, this time he could not do very well and directed a very mediocre film. "Everything" is weak in the creation of its characters, games, and storytelling process, and has not been made and treated with the necessary obsession and precision.
If the reading is good and correct He could have done the adaptation, he had done a great job in Iranian cinema. The script has the potential to make a compelling film, but Gharayi and his actors do not seem to have had enough time to grasp the depth of the story and the characters. In particular, the slogan ending of the film at the end of the account spoils the work and does not allow "Everything" to be a unique film in Iranian cinema.