Today (Emrouz) (2014): Iranian Film by Reza Mirkarimi

The new Iranian film, Today, from director Reza Mirkarimi, centers on Youness, an aging taxi driver, who takes a young woman to hospital at the end of his working day, not knowing what awaits him there.

The award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi was born in 1967 in Tehran. His first feature, ‘The Child and The Soldier’ won several awards including the “Golden Butterfly” at the Isfahan International Children and Teenagers Film Festival, Iran (1991), the “Montgolfiere d’Argent” at the Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes, France (2000), and the “Golden Shoe” at the Children and Teenagers Film Festival in Zelin, Croatia (2001). In 2000, he directed ‘Under the Moonlight’ which won the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival (2001). His other features as writer-director include ‘Here, A Shining Light’ (2002), ‘So Close- So Far’ (2005), ‘As Simple as That’ (2007), and ‘A Cube of Sugar’ (2011). ‘Today’ (2014) is his latest film.

Credits:

87 minutes

Persian with English subtitles