Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori)
Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016)

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's third feature, Chahar Shanbeh Suri (aka Fireworks Wednesday), follows Rouhi (Taraneh Alidoosti), a betrothed woman who works for a local housekeeping agency. When she accepts an assignment cleaning the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 16, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Tom Long
Detroit News

Farhadi manages to skirt the political and focus on human emotion, deception and frailty with such force that his setting and artistic restraints are rendered near irrelevant.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, "Fireworks Wednesday" gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work - before he was acknowledged as a master.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is a very well acted film by the three main actors. The central part of the story (by writer-director Asghar Farhadi of 'A Separation') is powerful.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Tehran on the eve of the Muslim New Year provides the backdrop for this engrossing Iranian drama about a marriage in crisis.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Any time you get to see a radiant bride-to-be (Taraneh Alidoosti) try on her dress and admire her reflection at the outset, you know that bliss is in the crosshairs.

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Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics

It would be easy to write Fireworks Wednesday off as a melodrama, but Farhadi builds it so methodically and so intentionally, that you get a sense for every character, and every revelation hits harder than the last.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

[A] complex and magnificently acted melodrama ...

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It succeeds, as very few films do, with simultaneously presenting several distinct viewpoints without shortchanging any of them.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Although Fireworks Wednesday holds its own among Farhadi's impressive catalog, it's not his best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Jonathan Hutchings
After being blown away by A Separation, I decided to delve into director Asghar Farhadi's oeurve. Fireworks Wednesday, centers around familiar terrain: a… More