by Saeed Roustaee
At 40 years old, Leila has spent her entire life keeping her parents and four brothers afloat. Like many others, the indebted Iranian family is struggling to survive. Not only Western sanctions, but also pervasive corruption make it difficult to get ahead. But this time, Leila forges a perfect plan to escape poverty once and for all – if only her own family doesn't stand in her way! Director Saeed Roostaee, master of fast-paced epic dramas, succeeds in a razor-sharp swan song to the Iranian patriarchy. Winner of the International Film Critics Award in Cannes.