Goodbye (Bé omid é didar) Trailer (2012)
Mohammad Rasoulof, who was honoured with an SFF 2011 Retrospective, returns with the suspenseful and moving Goodbye, the story of Noora, a young lawyer whose licence to practice has been revoked as punishment for participating in campaigns against the government. Meanwhile her husband, a political journalist, has been exiled to work in the desert. Pregnant and alone, Noora is determined to leave Iran and must manoeuvre through the bureaucracy - not a simple task for a single woman who is under surveillance. The narrative focuses on the minutiae of Noora's struggle, and as she is continually thwarted in her efforts to get information and procure the visa, we become increasingly aware of her desperation and helplessness. Rasoulof has crafted a sensitive and knowing portrait of a beleaguered individual pitted against the machinations of the state.