AWARDS & Festivals

WINNER, BEST FILM, Milano Film Festival
WINNER, BEST ACTRESS, LA International Film Festival
WINNER,  BEST FILM, Toronto Reel World Film Festival


Museum of Modern Art, Canadian Front Series


Premio Citta di Venezia , Venice Biennale

São Paulo International Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival



A perceptive character study by director Naghmeh Shirkhan....Highly Recommended.
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
Another excellent film...a quietly enigmatic debut feature about three generations of Iranian/Canadian females.
— Jeff Heinrich, The Montreal Gazette
Among its most highly anticipated red carpet events....The Neighbor.
The Neighbor is enthralling for those seeking an Iranian film in the auteur tradition.
— Iran Times
Nuanced, visually seductive...
— Maurie Alioff, CTVM
An extraordinary human film.
— Patrick McDonald,
La réalisation très soignée, la direction d’acteurs tout en finesse...une langueur que l’on goûte, seconde après seconde, avec grand plaisir.
— Martin Bisaillon, Rue Frontenac
Captures subtle currents of emotion and atmosphere that are as distinct and particular as fragrance.
— VIFF Program Guide
This nuanced, pathos-filled debut presents an exploration of the complex identity of women as mothers, wives and friends.
— CIFF Program Guide