No Date, No Signature Photocall – 74th Venice Film Festival

The countries cinema continues to draw large audiences at festivals, and Vahid Jalilvand’s second feature No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) was much applauded at its Venice Horizons bow. In the tradition of Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, its story zeroes in on the class conflict between the rich and the poor and plays, less than convincingly, on the guilty feelings of a powerful forensic pathologist who is involved in an accident that may or may not have caused a child’s death.