Superstar (2009)

Cease-Fire director Tahmineh Milani writes and directs this affectionate family drama about an egotistical movie star who begins to see the error of his ways after a young girl claims to be his long lost daughter. Kurosh Zand (Shahab… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2009
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Any such themes are downplayed in this sentimental story, though Milani's teasingly ambiguous treatment of the young woman pays off handsomely in the end: without truly knowing her, the hero can never really know himself.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Tahmineh Milani is considered one of Iran's most accomplished filmmakers, but you wouldn't necessarily glean that from her disappointing drama Superstar.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

Superstar exhibits a tender, intelligent sweetness, which helps to temper the utter conventionality and more melodramatic moments.

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