The Fish fall in love

The Fish fall in love

Mahiha Ashegh Mishavand

DVD - 2009 | Persian
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After 22 years absence, Aziz decides to return to his hometown to sell the house where he was born. But, to his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant, run by four women, one of them a girl whom he once dated. Atieh's singular passion is food, and her popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast of Iran is her pride and joy. When Aziz appears, threatening her means of supporting her daughter, Atieh prepares his favorite dishes, one night at a time, in a desperate effort to convince him not to close the restaurant.
Publisher: [New York ?] : First Run Features, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Fish
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Mahiha Ashegh Mishavand

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QnVz
Jul 05, 2016

I felt like this movie bought us right into the restaurant and home and boat with the characters. Beautifully written and shared. I love that it doesn't give you everything you need to know but allows you to think and participate with your own mind. Great to me!!

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Liber_vermis
Feb 26, 2012

This languid story of lost love and lost property was too often puzzling to this viewer perhaps because of the different cultural norms between East and West. The cinematography is outstanding with tantalizing close-up shots of trays of food; captivating orange and tea gardens; and lively street market scenes. But the quixotic relationship between Atieh, the restauranteur, and Aziz the returned refugee architect was puzzling; and the lack of communication between the characters seemed incredible.

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geomillar
Dec 05, 2010

Like many other Iranian films I've seen, this one leaves you to decide how things continue. Though slow at the beginning, you will grow to admire these long suffering women who cook up dishes that must tantalize the palate as much as they excited my eyes. Don't eject the DVD too soon. Hang in there and enjoy a great little story.

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