2016, İran, 84’, Color, Persian
Director: Behnam BEHZADI
Cast: Sahar Dolatshahi, Ali Mosaffa, Ali Reza Aghakhani
Among millions of other women’s this is Niloofar’s struggle to learn how to “breathe” by herself.
The awe-inspiring Behnam Behzadi drama which has collected high admiration as an outstanding example of Iran cinema with its pure eloquence in 2016 Cannes embraces the internalized contradictions hidden in the routines of daily life in the same simplicity.
Unmarried 30-something Niloofar lives with her aged mother, and stays busy with her tailor shop. When doctors insist that her mother must leave smoggy Tehran for her respiratory disease, Niloofar’s older brother and sister decide that she must also move away to accompany her mother.
Niloofar is torn between family loyalty and living her own life and pursuing a potential love interest whom she met after many years ago. As the pressure on her shoulder gets high. Nothing that happens in “Inversion” is over-dramatized, yet there’s an invisible tension in the way that Niloofar liberates herself from seemingly random events with an eager vitality. So, what will be the choice of Niloofar?