Terrestrial Verses

NR / 77min


Lark Theater Fri, May 10 12:50 PM
Lark Theater Sun, May 12 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 13 10:50 AM
Lark Theater Mon, May 13 5:10 PM
Lark Theater Tue, May 14 2:50 PM
Lark Theater Wed, May 15 2:00 PM
Lark Theater Thu, May 16 9:00 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Original Langauge:Persian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami
Cast:Bahram Ark, Ali Asgari, Sadaf Asgari
Screenwriter:Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami




Terrestrial Verses follows everyday people from all walks of life as they navigate the cultural, religious, and institutional constraints imposed on them by various social authorities, from school teachers to bureaucrats. These stirring vignettes, humorous and affecting, capture the spirit and determination of people amidst adversity, offering a nuanced portrait of a complex society.

[O]ne of the most brilliant and provocative films to emerge from Iran recently. - Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

Elegant, eloquent and unwavering in its determination to reveal the plight of the individual Iranians it showcases, Terrestrial Versus is confident, compelling filmmaking. - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ.org