Atieh’s singular passion is food, and her small but popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast is her pride and joy. But when Aziz, her former fiancé, appears after a twenty-year absence, the women believe he has intentions of closing the restaurant, so Atieh prepares his favorite dishes, one after the other, in a desperate effort to convince him otherwise.
Loosely based on the Persian fable of Shahrazad and the Thousand Myths (A Thousand and One Nights), director Ali Raffi uses the language of food to paint a richly textured portrait of life and love on the northern coast of Iran.
“… ‘Fish’ greatly benefits from d.p. Mahmoud Kalari (‘Offside’), who brings forth the lushness of both sea and kitchen…” -Variety
‘The Fish Fall in Love’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.
In Persian with English subtitles.