“Melbourne is intimate, it’s frightening, yet only so because of the deep human questions it asks of the audience … a nail-biting thriller, a psychological drama that left me wondering, what would I do?” – The Huffington Post
Amir and Sara, a young Iranian couple, are moving from Tehran to Melbourne (yes, that Melbourne) to continue their higher education. Just a few hours before their flight they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event, and the subsequent drama, the choices they make and spiraling consequences all play out in the claustrophobic confines of their apartment.
Direct from Venice’s Critics Week, Nima Javidi’s first feature delivers an extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance from Payman Maadi (APSA-nominated star of Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation) in a film that shows Iranian cinema once again confronting powerful universal ideas in a distinctly intense style. An engrossing and tense ride produced by Iranian powerhouse producer Javad Norouzbeigi (The Bear, Song of Sparrows).