The Fish Fall in Love. 2006. Iran. Written and directed by Ali Raffi. With Roya Nonahali, Reza Kianian, Golshifteh Farahani. 35mm. In Persian; English subtitles. 96 min.
Aziz has been away from his home on the Caspian coast for two decades. His return is threatening to his former lover, Atieh, who has been running a popular restaurant in Aziz’s old family house with her daughter, Touka. Will Aziz shut down the slice of heaven she has poured her heart and soul into? Trying to avoid the subject of the house, she prepares sumptuous feasts for Aziz night after night. Juxtaposing this middle-aged pair’s delicate connection is Touka’s burning love affair with a young man.