دربارۀ «آشنایی با لیلا»

آشنایی با لیلا روزهای سه‌شنبه و چهارشنبه (۱۶ و ۱۷ اکتبر) در جشنوارۀ فیلم شیکاگو با حضور عادل یراقی کارگردان فیلم نمایش داده شد.

- گفت‌وگو با عادل یراقی دربارۀ آشنایی با لیلا

یراقی در این گفت‌وگو دربارۀ چگونگی حضور یافتن لیلا حاتمی در این فیلم توضیحات کاملی می‌دهد. مصاحبه‌کننده هم فیلم را بسیار پسندیده و آن را یکی از فیلم‌های مطرح امسال جشنوارۀ شیکاگو می‌داند و به همه توصیه کرده آن را ببینند.

- ریویوی اسکرین بر آشنایی با لیلا

- برخی نظرات ابراز شده دربارۀ این فیلم:

 

1) CIFF notes: a good year for Iranian films, if not Iranian filmmakers

By Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, October 16, 2012

For Chicagoans anyway, this has been an exceptional year for Iranian movies, given the extended run of Asghar Faradi's A Separation (the first Iranian film to win an Academy Award), the local premieres of Jafar Panahi's heroic This Is Not a Film (which screens again at Doc Films on the 27th) and Rafi Pitts's The Hunter, and the above-average selections (The Last Step and the personal essay My Home, which plays later this month) in the Film Center's annual Iranian series. In this climate, it's easy to overlook the two Iranian films playing this week at the International Film Festival, Adel Yaraghi's Meeting Leila (which screens tonight and tomorrow at 8:30 PM and on Saturday at noon) and Bahman Ghobadi's Rhino Season (which screens tomorrow at 3:30 PM, Saturday at 2:15 PM, and Sunday at 7:45 PM), though I'd say both films are worth your time.

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Lighter in tone and much looser in its imagery, Meeting Leila first seems like a lark compared to the other Iranian releases of the year. A chain-smoking ad man (played by cowriter-director-producer-editor Yaraghi) receives an ultimatum from his fiancee: either the cigarettes go or I do. Considering the fiancee is played by Leila Hatami, one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the world, his choice should be a no-brainer. But bad habits die hard, and Yaraghi finds plenty of familiar humor in the quitting process. In one scene I'm especially fond of, Hatami goes through her man's apartment and uncovers cigarettes in about a couple dozen places. Yaraghi films the scene in one take, though it doesn't last long: Hatami knows where he's hidden every smoke, and she disposes of them all quickly and gracefully.

Likewise, I detect a hidden agenda beneath Leila's unassuming surface. It's possible that the movie is an allegory about chauvinism in Iran—a long-standing habit that everyone knows is unhealthy—with the outspoken, independent-minded Hatami representing the gorgeous modern woman with whom the nation could live happily if only it heeded her sane advice.

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2) CIFF’12 Reviews

By Gabrielle Bondi, October 17, 2012

Meeting Leila

A romantic comedy of sorts, Meeting Leila stars A Separation star Leila Hatami, who plays a woman trying to get her fiancé to quit smoking. The movie mostly revolves around her fiancé, an “ideas man,” who is a serious chain smoker. It also doesn’t help that smoking helps spur on his creativity, which is necessary since he works for an ad agency. He can’t afford to come up with bad ideas, but he doesn’t want to lose Leila. The film takes us through his often comedic struggle to finally quit smoking.

I was a little surprised how funny and sweet Meeting Leila is. It’s a rather simple story, but still very enjoyable. The humor laced throughout the movie was a definite plus. It also had its dramatic moments where Leila explains why she can’t stand smoking and when her fiancé tries to figure his debts before he gets married, while still trying to come up with creative ideas. The actors hit the right tone for this kind of story. It’s light and unassuming, unless you look harder for an allegorical subtext about Iran. The lovely Leila Hatami was great, although I wish she had a little more screen time. Adel Yaraghi played the fiancé well, and he did just as fine a job directing and co-writing the film.

 

Rating: 7.5/10 ★★★★★★★☆

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3) Films to see during the Chicago festival’s first week

By Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times, October 11, 2012

Meeting Leila” (Iran): “When I smoke the ideas rush into my head,” explains a two-pack-a-day Camels smoker. This “ideas man” makes ads for local businesses. He promises to quit before his wedding. The couple had met cute when her VW broke down and began to roll toward his VW. His cigarette habit, however, may wreck their marital prospects. Adel Yaraghi directs a screenplay he co-wrote with Iranian icon Abbas Kiarostami that diverts with absurdist touches.

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4) 48th Chicago International Film Festival Preview, Part 2

By Michael Glover Smith, White City Cinema, October 15, 2012

Meeting Leila (Adel Yaraghi, Iran)

Rating: 8.2

 This supremely confident feature debut by Adel Yaraghi, based on a script he co-wrote with his mentor Abbas Kiarostami, features an irresistible comic premise: Nader (Yaraghi) is an “ideas man” for an advertising agency who considers smoking cigarettes integral to his creative process. His sensitive fiancé, Leila (the great Leila Hatami, best known to American audiences for her performance as Simin in A Separation), works as a perfume tester and has demanded that he quit smoking before their wedding day. The problems that ensue are emblematic of the universal obstacles and compromises that all couples in serious relationships must face. What finally makes this film so satisfying though, in addition to the winning performances of the leads, is Yaraghi’s uncommon command of form; humor slyly arises from compositions and editing – Yaraghi cuts from a shot of Nader reading a poem directly into the camera to the most priceless “reaction shot” I’ve seen in years (which I won’t give away here), as well as deftly worked out gags involving careful considerations of space (two men in a hospital sharing a cigarette underneath the locked door between them) and time (an impressive long take that nearly literalizes the phrase “bull in a china shop”). I also greatly appreciated what Yaraghi does with primary colors, the weather, and Duke Ellington and John Coltrane’s rendition of “In a Sentimental Mood.” This is a director to watch.

 

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