“Iranian comedies thrive at box office…”

Iranian comedies thrive at box office as audiences look to lift gloom (The Guardian)

“Mani Haghighi, whose comedy Pig was nominated for the festival’s biggest prize, said difficult times were encouraging people to go to the cinema. “The reason why people are flocking to watch comedies is because they’re so depressed,” he said, comparing contemporary Iran to Depression-era America and the golden age of the Hollywood screwball comedy.”

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