Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this emotional drama from Iran, Horam, a medical student, decides to leave his studies behind to do volunteer work in a clinic in his hometown, hit heavily by recent fighting. Khazar, a woman in love with Horam, sets out to find him, with a tape of his music and stories to guide her way. In her search, Khazar is befriended by several nomadic families of Kurds, from whom she learns important lessons about their culture. Afsaheh-e Eshgh was the third narrative feature from director Farhad Mehranfar, best known for his documentaries and short films; the cast includes Maryam Moqadam and Yusef Moradian.