In Troubled Iran, Audiences Are Packing Movie Theatres, Looking For Comic Relief

“Iranians are flocking to the cinema in record numbers, attracted by relatively affordable ticket prices and a slew of mood-lifting new comedies.” One director compares the current Iranian movie boom to the screwball comedies popular in the U.S during the Great Depression: “The reason why people are flocking to watch comedies is because they’re so depressed.”