In the long Iranian holidays (and the mood that continues), we watched several movies. Crash
was specially nice, and depicted Iranians so accurately (my favorite Iranian part was when after the raid by Anti-Arabs of the Iranian store, when the Iranian mother is cleaning a sprayed sentence amid her daughter’s protests “But couldn’t they know we’re Persians, not Arabs?”) that made me think how much better House of Sand and Fog
could have been, but the best of all that really astonished us last night was Emir Kusturica’s Underground
. While I would loved to watch this much earlier, I’m not sure I would have appreciated the movie if I knew less about the history of the Balkans...