|Cast||Hamid Farokhnezhad Hediyeh Tehrani Taraneh Alidoosti Pantea Bahram Sahar Dolatshahi Hooman Seyadi Matin Heydarnia Mehran Mahram Behshad Sharifian|
|Awards||2006 Filmfest Hamburg|
|Plot||On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young women sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of the woman she suspects. Roohi is betrothed, innocent of marital discord. Over the course of the day, she, the couple, their small son, the wife's sister and husband, and the beautician engage in a series of exchanges, confrontations, and prevarications. Are the wife's suspicions unwarranted; is her behavior imperiling her marriage? Acts of kindness may go awry. And the trip to Dubai?... see Chaharshanbe-soori on IMDb|
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|All of Tehran is preparing to celebrate the traditional New Year with the festival of fire (Fireworks Wednesday), which falls on the last Tuesday night before the official New Year begins. On this auspicious evening, a young woman named Rouhi is employed by a young couple to clean their house. Sweet and naive, Rouhi is engaged to be married, but her innocence is shattered when she finds her employers household in crisis over accusations of infidelity.|
Fireworks Wednesday delves into the untidy lives of contemporary Iranians to reveal the complicated relationships of its three-dimensional characters, beautifully realized by these seasoned actors. Exploring the social hierarchies of Iranian society, this film gives us a rare glimpse into the private lives of a people often misunderstood by the outside world. Fireworks Wednesday reaches beyond the political rhetoric of today's headlines to show us a society of people who must contend with problems not unlike our own.
Los Palmas Film Festival, Golden Lady Harimaguada for Best Film
Chicago International Film Festival, Gold Hugo for Best Film
Fajr Film Festival, Crystal Simorghs for Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Editing
Locarno International Film Festival, Junior Jury Award
Los Angeles Film Festival, Official Selection
Tribeca Film Festival, Official Selection
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