Goodbye, Life | Chicago Reader

Goodbye, Life

Living up to its grim title, this drama set during the Iran-Iraq war follows the harrowing odyssey of a young female photojournalist (Ladan Mostofi) who's injured on the front lines and tries to make her way home to Tehran. The young woman stumbles through a war-ravaged purgatory but finds temporary solace with a mother and son en route to their ancestral village. Writer-director Ensieh Shah-Hosseini uses the war as cover for some pointed criticism of the social inequities faced by Iranian women; this paean to their resilience is admirable but also wearying in its unremitting bleakness. In Farsi with subtitles. 93 min.

Credits

Cast information not available at this time.

What others are saying

  • Add a review

    Rating

    Select a star to rate.