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.

VOR:   For a while the film was more engaging than crafty, but late-breaking revelations about romantic folly, military service, etc., give it depth.

Photo © 2017 Intermezzo Films S.A./4A4 Productions/RTS/
Sunny Independent Pictures/Salvajes Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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