Directed by Ali Raffi
Part of Global Lens 2008
Loosely based on the Persian tale of Shahrazad mixed with A Thousand and One Nights, first time director Ali Raffi’s film is a rich banquet of food and love set on the southern coast of Iran. Locals flock to Atieh’s thriving restaurant for her extravagant dishes. When a former lover appears after a 20-year absence with the intention of closing the restaurant, Atieh prepares his favorite dishes, one after the other, in a desperate effort to convince him otherwise. 2006, Iran, in Farsi with English subtitles, 96 minutes.