Dates & Times
Mar 29 - Apr 4
Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help–oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory.
Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles.
They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village.
But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality…
This is Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s fourth completed feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking.
"A sly fictional commentary on life in Iran, hope, the country’s cinema legacy, and the continuity of history, disguised with folksy infusions of humor as a shaggy dog story."
"An artful, surprising and thrillingly intelligent story about a few women trying to make a difference."
"Full of intelligence and humility and a real respect for women and for female actors. Gentle, elusive, and redolent of this director’s mysterious Iranian zen."
Directed by Jafar Panahi
In Farsi with English Subtitles
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