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For The Love Of Shirin
July 26, 2018
The beautiful scenic views in this film with its splendid coastline and plush forest are a delight to see.
Shirin is engaged to marry Mike. It is essentially an arranged marriage. She works for her mother, an overbearing woman, who wants to run her life. Shirin edits books in her mother's publishing firm, and is especially desirous of getting an interview with Rachel Harson an acclaimed author. She sets out by car across country. Her car breaks down along the way in a remote area, and she knocks on the door of a house. A woman answers and welcomes her in and insists that she stay the night. Shirin notices that there are numerous copies of Rachel Harson novels in the house. She then looks at the back cover and realizes that the photo matches the woman of the house. Shirin meets Rachel's son Will the following morning whom she doesn't recognize. He had taken her to his apartment after one of her mother's extravagant parties in which she had gotten drunk. A strong relationship develops between Rachel and Shirin. A romantic relationship develops between Shirin and Will.
Shirin's mother does not want Shirin to get involved with Will. Will comes to the publishing house and Shirin's mother tells him that Shirin has eloped with Mike, which is a lie. Will is devastated. He is also overwhelmed because his mother has taken very ill. There is also a secret that Will harbors which he reveals to Shirin about the books written by Rachel.
Nazanin Boniadi is outstanding as Shirin and is very beautiful. Riley Smith is also outstanding as Will. Amy Madigan is excellent as Rachel. Gerry Wallace plays a pivotal role as Officer Henderson.