Bending the Rules.
A drama about a young theater group in crisis that might have been a play itself, if it weren't for writer-director Behnam Behzadi and d.p. Amin Jafari's constantly in-motion camera, "Bending the Rules" is carried along by a certain high-intensity bravado until it bogs down with too much talk in the last lap. Results won't translate into strong sales prospects overseas, but the film's initially bracing quality and Behzadi's significant promise should propel it far along the lest circuit. --Dennis Harvey
DIRECTOR: Behnam Behzadi Amir Jafari, Ashkan Khatibi, Mehrdad Sedighian, Baharan Bani Ahmadi, Neda Jebraeili, Martin Shamoonpour, Roshanak Gerami