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Waiting for a Miracle

70 minutes 2012

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An unhappily married couple make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mashhad with their young daughter, who has mysteriously stopped walking and talking, but the trip only reinforces the mother and father's dislike for each other. Most of this drama by Rasoul Sadr Ameli (I Am Taraneh, 15) is taken up by the train journey, and like many other Iranian art movies, it often hints at the characters' feelings through scenes of banal social interaction rather than by addressing them directly. The movie can be subtle to a fault, but it's still engrossing as a travelogue, with some remarkable images of Iran's mountainous northwestern region. In Farsi with subtitles.

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