Bomb, A Love Story



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Aug 15, 2019 7:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Aug 18, 2019 3:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Film Info
Program:MSP Iranian Film Festival
Historical Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:97 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Jury Prize & Best Costume Designer: Fajr Iranian Film Festival 2018; Best Director: Internat
Website:Official Website
Print Source:DreamLab Films
Director:Payman Maadi
Producer:Payman Maadi
Ehsan Rasoulof
Cinematographer:Mahmoud Kalari
Screenwriter:Payman Maadi
Editor:Bahram Dehghani
Composer:Eléni Karaïndrou
Principal Cast:Leila Hatami
Payman Maadi
Siamak Ansari
Habib Resaei
Filmography:Snow on the Pines (Barf rooye Kajha)


It's 1988 and, at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, Tehran is bombed relentlessly. The days that pass are full of foreboding, and yet, love, affection, hope and life itself manage to sweep away the fear of death from those surrounded by it. Love may often be difficult to comprehend, but death is a horrible certitude. Bomb, A Love Story shows how even when faced with the darkness of death, love and hope will find a way.

Writer/Director/Actor Payman Maadi's sweeping, yet intimate and tender wartime drama has earned jury and audience awards. Bomb, A Love Story is buoyed by an outstanding cast led by Maadi and Leila Hatami–both co-starred in Asghar Farhadi's Oscar winning A Separation for which Maadi was honored with the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Director Biography

Payman Maadi was born to Iranian parents in New York in 1970. When he was 6 his family moved back to Iran. Always fascinated by the cinema, he has acted in, directed, produced and written the scripts for numerous Iranian movies. He has also acted in such foreign films as the HBO series The Night Of by Steven Zaillian, 13 Hours: The Secret Soliders of Benghazi by Michael Bay, The Last Knight with Olive Owen & Morgan Freeman by Kazuaki Kiriya, and Camp X-Ray by Peter Sattler. He was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival for his role in A Separation by Asghar Farhadi in 2011. The film itself went on to win an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Payman had already performed in Farhadi's previous film, About Elly (2009). He has also served as jury member at the 2014 Shanghai IFF and 2017 Thessalonika IFF.



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MSP Film Society presents the second annual MSP Iranian Film Festival August 15-18, 2019 at the Film Society’s Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre. The Festival showcases acclaimed and award-winning new Iranian cinema, and presents a variety of themes, genres, and perspectives of contemporary Iran.

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