2012. Iran. Mani Haghighi. 100 min.
New York premiere
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2012. Iran. Directed by Mani Haghighi. With Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi, Saeed Changizian. A kind of Bonnie and Clyde in reverse, Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair of urban sophisticates from Tehran who travel the countryside in their Lexus coupe, pushing big bags of money on the indigent. This turns out to be harder than it sounds, and the cagey couple come up with increasingly hilarious and alarming stratagems to place large sums of cash in the hands of the wary, the proud, and the indifferent. Their surprising struggles unveil subtle themes of power, privilege, and corruption. In Farsi; English subtitles. 100 min.