One More Day
One More Day
Babak Payami, 2000
This series presents the work of a new generation of Iranian directors. Collectively, they're the generation that will succeed Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Dariush Mehrjui, the contemporary masters who have established Iran's reputation as one of the great reservoirs of filmmaking talent. Curated by film professor Jamsheed Akrami. Special thanks to Amir Esfandiari and Reza Tashakori of Farabi Cinema Foundation, Mohammad Atebbai of Iranian Independents, Alireza Shahrokhi of CMI, Hussain Amarshi of Mongrelmedia, and Facets Media.<p>Presented with the cooperation of the<b>Iranian Cultural Association, Columbus.</b></p>
Director Babak Payami's first feature makes an effective commentary on the segregation of the sexes in an emotionally besieged society.
"On the threshold of the new millennium, man is still struggling, as hard as ever, to free himself from the bonds of loneliness and isolation."--Babak Payami
Set against the bustle of Tehran, Payami's film is a sensitively told tale of a man and a woman who develop an undeclared relationship after seeing each other every morning at a bus stop. The director attempts to show that it is possible for us to emerge from our personal worlds, one day at a time.