29 October 2008 | a-banijani
To leave, or not to leave that is the question
Dumping her husband in order to emigration to Canada, Mina (my beloved Taraneh Alidoosti) faces some new aspects of life which may change her decision. Her desperate sister, Azar (Afsaneh Bayegan) comes back from Sweden after a long time and Mina's helpless how to inform her and her husband, Morteza (Mohammad Reza Forutan) that she's pregnant. Azar once had an unsuccessful suicide and Mina needs to prevent her to do it again. All the happenings lead Mina to make a pledge
The first officially released film of Mani Haghighi, undeniably has the traces of the screenwriter (Asghar Farhadi) who has directed some appreciated movies . The actors are all great and believable, especially Taraneh Alidoosti, though they say the role of Mina was supposed to be played by Leila Hatami, at first. And the theme music reminded me the cold ambiance of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. In one word, Canaan is another Iranian drama which is trying to show some unseen sides of Iranian life, made by a professional cast and crew. Worth watching!