Before Summer Ends
aka Avant la fin de l'été First screened in October 2017
Director: Maryam Goormaghtigh. Documentary about three young Iranian expatriates in Paris taking a beach vacation in the south of France before one of them returns to Tehran for law school. Twitter Capsule:
Seemingly casual road-trip vacation opens new windows onto contemporary masculinities and predicaments of exile.
For a while the film was more engaging than crafty, but late-breaking revelations about romantic folly, military service, etc., give it depth.