Modest Reception by Mani Haghighi (Iran, 2012, 100 min.). A Tehran couple distributes large bags of money to residents of an impoverished town and captures their shocked reactions on a cell phone. What seems like an act of generosity is actually something perverse and puzzling. The film's mood shifts between black comedy and psychological thriller brilliantly in the hands of director Mani Haghighi, giving us an intriguing and honest look into the darker side of human nature. "Utterly engaging, original,… Show more
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