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Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine

  • Film

Time Out says

This semi-autobiographical examination of mortality, political pressure and social ritual offers further evidence if Iranian cinema's refelxivity. Writer/director Farmanara takes the lead as a hangdog depressive director banned from shooting for two decades. Deciding to film his own funeral - his heart's not too reliable - he soon gets caught in a web of fiction/reality narratives involving assassinated intellectuals, dead babies on car seats and talking birds. Some striking images of isolation and abandonment, a clear love of nature and an elegiac sense of lost time all help. It's drily humorous too - Nanni Moretti-style - and clearly sincere, but the three-act structure sometimes drags and the tone is uneven.
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Release Details

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Bahman Farmanara
  • Screenwriter:Bahman Farmanara
  • Cast:
    • Mahtaj Nojoomi
    • Roya Nonahali
    • Valiyallah Shirandami
    • Reza Kianian
    • Parivash Nazarieh
    • Bahman Farmanara
    • Hossein Kasbian
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