Public Agitation / Sahar Asrazad’s Review of “Astigmatism”

Public Agitation / Sahar Asrazad’s Review of “Astigmatism”

“Astigmatism” is the second feature film by Majid Reza Mostafavi after “Premature Pomegranates” which portrays puberty crisis of the teenage boy in his inflamed life. The film is sensitive and intriguing due to the selection of this period. The filmmaker tries to analyze the causes of this boy crisis by delicately considering of the other aspects of the boy’s life which include family members and school. In fact the society that blame this boy, is the result of the wanted or unwanted behaviors of these individuals in the larger case, is the feedback of this community that labeling the people  settle the issue one way or the other. “Astigmatism” is the brief narration of economical, social, and cultural chaos in the society that No one of the people is content with where they are and they want to change their position. But this Public agitation when it comes to the teenager he is punished and he faces repression. The repression ends this vicious circle with a bitter picture of the future of the boy.

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