The Actor
Filmfest 2006

In this wild comedy of marital discord, a popular film actor who idolizes Chaplin is thrown into an odd love triangle by his wife, who, unable to have a child, insists he take a second wife - a mute Gypsy girl - to provide them with a baby. The proposed arrangement makes life even more unsettling for the actor, already dissatisfied with the mindless films he makes to support the family‘s wealthy and ultra-modern lifestyle. "A comic allegory about the rift between traditional and contemporary Iran, in which class differences and cultural differences are equally pertinent." Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

tags: Feature film

Cast: Akbar Abdi, Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Mahaya Petrosiyan


Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf