My Summer Lair Chapter #227: Is Tehranto A Location Or A State Of Mind?
Tehranto is an Iranian meet-cute which as the title suggests is set in Toronto. That’s…a lot to unpack.
Your soon to be couple is Badi and Sharon. Badi is played by Sammy Azero while Sharon is played by the guest of this My Summer Lair episode Mo Zeighami.
Like every romantic-comedy you can’t just have a couple of good looking people meet and then cut to “they live happily ever after.” That’d be a short and dull movie. Interestingly this time the obstacles to their romance are cultural.
And not necessarily in a Romeo and Juliet kinda way: Sharon is a painter who lives in Richmond Hill; that’s her passion. What is not her passion is her culture; she’s indifferent to her Persian culture. If you ask her she’ll tell you she’s Canadian. And busy too…since she’s studying for her parental mandated real estate exam.
So complicating her life…in a good way is Badi who is enthusiastic about his roots and eventually…passionate about Sharon.
Interesting flavour, eh?
My conversation with Mo Zeighami covers the burden of having immigrant parents; we question Canada’s multiculturalism claims…her favourite rom-coms (there’s comments below if you wanna disagree or agree) and…it all starts with me asking her to be totally honest about her feelings about…bacon. Mmm bacon.
Tehranto is now playing in select cinemas in Canada, it will be available everywhere on VOD on December 6, 2022.
Enjoy the Tehranto trailer:
Host Sammy Younan
Recorded: Friday November 25, 2022 at 11:30 am
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