IT’S WINTER (Rafi Pitts, 2006)

Writer-director Rafi Pitts (New Voices/New Visions prize, Palm Springs) has turned Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s story “Safar” into an assured piece of visionary cinema—one that captures both a rhythm of life and the depth of despair and alienation in one segment of today’s Iran, an economically stressed industrial suburb. Its joint protagonists, one who has left town […]