No Date, No Signature
(Bedoune tarikh, bedoune emza)
Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Agha’ee, Hediyeh Tehrani,
A car accident at night causes an escalating amount of damage in the second feature from Vahid Jalilvand, an impressive Iranian theater director. When Kaveh, a forensic doctor, collides with a family of four on a scooter, he urges them to a nearby clinic to make sure their young son isn’t concussed. As both parties make questionable decisions related to the boy’s health, Kaveh and the boy’s father confront issues of moral responsibility in this deeply religious, but also deeply secretive, society.
“A handsomely made, exceptionally well-played drama . . . the film explores questions of culpability and responsibility in a society constantly playing on the edge of the rule of law. A no-holds-barred performance by Navid Mohammadzadeh ('Nahid'), recognized by the Fajr jury with their supporting actor prize, gives No Date its emotional core.”—Jay Weissberg, Variety