Cinema: When Asghar Farhadi celebrates fire and love
“Jealousy is a lit lamp above love.”
Persian proverbs and quotations – 1822
Rouhi is a young woman approaching her wedding day. Mad about her fiancé, love simply symbolizes the innocence and preciousness of giving him her life.
Mojdeh who hires Rouhi as a house-maid suspects her husband Morteza of cheating on her with their neighbour Simin. Rouhi’s single presence quickly turns to be the central point between these three characters; simultaneously finding herself spying on for the jealous wife, being the mistress unintentional accomplice and unexpected support for the husband.
Fireworks Wednesday takes the audience here and there, between the jealousy, intensity and complexity of emotions.
Here’s an extract :
Fireworks Wednesday – Asghar Farhadi – 2006