The Last Step (Peleh ye Akhar) - 2012
This ironic tale is narrated from beyond the grave by Khosro (Ali Mosaffa), who dies in a ridiculous accident, but lingers round his film star wife, Leila (Leila Hatami), reviewing their complicated but loving marriage. He hangs round the set where she is trying to finish shooting the film begun before he died. Previously unexplained truths dawn on him but Leila, who manages to insert her perspective into the story, still has some secrets.
This complex, ironic and delicate psychological thriller is lead actor, Ali Mosaffa’s sophomore directing effort. Inspired by James Joyce's "The Dead", it comes from its premiere in competition in Karlovy Vary where it won the Fipresci Prize and the Best Actress Award for Leila Hatami.
Director: Ali Mosaffa
Writer: Ali Mosaffa
Producer: Ali Mosaffa
Leads: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Alireza Aghakhani
Screening time: 88 minutes
Print Source: Iranian Independents
Language: Farsi with English subtitles