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Babak Jalali’s ‘Fremont’: An Extraordinary Film About Love and Solitude

Who would have thought that a black-and-white film about an Afghani refugee woman working in a Chinese fortune-cookie bakery could be so engaging? Fremont is an extraordinary film by an extraordinary director who has brought together an extraordinary ensemble of characters. Keep your eye on Babak Jalali, auteur-in-the-making. Like Yasujiro Ozu and Ingmar Bergman before…