IFFA 2013, Feature Film

Meeting Leila (Ashnaee ba Leila) - 2012

Nader is alarmed to see a red volkswagen rolling backwards towards his own beloved yellow one. But when Leila (played by Leila Hatami) steps out, it’s love at first sight. There’s just one problem. He’s an inveterate chain smoker from advertising and she’s a perfume tester, so there’s a condition attached to marriage. He has to quit smoking. This is problematical for him as he believes his creativity is inextricably connected with his smoking. This charming and gently humorous film is based on an idea by Kiarostami.


Director: Adel Yaraghi

Producer: Adel Yaraghi

Writer: Adel Yaraghi, Abbas Kiarostami

Cast: Leila Hatami, Adel Yaraghi, Bahareh Rahnama

Screening time: 88 minutes

Print Source: Dreamlab Films minutes

Year: 2012

Language: Farsi with English subtitles