What seems in the beginning to be an off-road journey of an edgy couple giving away fat bags of money to the poor gradually turns into a mad study of human soul. Is the couple on a good-will mission? Is it a game of honor and temptation? As their car ploughs through the icy terrain, answers become increasingly unpredictable.
About the director:
Born in 1969, Mani Haghighi studied Philosophy before making his first feature, Abadan, in 2003. His second feature, Men at Work premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won him several prestigious international prizes. Modest Reception is Haghighi’s most successful film and a big departure from the known image of Iranian cinematography.