ifilm’s comedy ‘The Wrong Story’, scheduled to be aired on Saturday, depicts a new narrative within the comedy genre in Iranian cinema.
The flick is about an author who sees some characters in his story become alive and find frames of reference. The author - played by Hedayat Hashemi - and his imagination that speaks to him as a human being - played by Iran top comedian Akbar Abdi – draw the audience.
Fereydoun Jeyrani’s comedy in 'The Wrong Story' is quite different. In particular, the director whose previous works were mostly noir thrillers and concentrated on serious themes depicts his comedy here without the common slapstick style of mainstream comic films in Iranian cinema.
This flick is also a fresh undertaking for the director considering his film credits under his belt, with comic strips narrating some parts of his story.
The screenplay, written by Arash Ghaderi, is about a writer who has a problem with his wife, and in the midst of this huffing and puffing, he begins to write a story in which the characters come to life and enter the real world. In the end, the reconciliation of the writer with his wife brings a happy ending to the film.
The flick also features some of the actors in various roles. By way of illustration, Akbar Abdi has four different roles while Hedayat Hashemi and Negar Abedi portray three and two roles, respectively.
The positive feature of the film is the hope and avoidance of the usual violence in this type of comedy, which makes it suitable for different age groups among the audiences. At a time when the world and its people need hope and joy above all else, ifilm’s choice for this weekend is a wise decision.
‘The Wrong Story’, made in 2012, is scheduled to go on air at 22:00 GMT.
ifilm English will also repeat the movie the next day at 04:00, 10:00 and 16:00 (all GMT times).