IRANIAN WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
Catch these films for free!
Broadcast & Film
Free and open to the public
DATE/TIME/VENUEMarch 4 - 7, 2020 | 5:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Audio-Visual Room)
|SEASON OF NARGES by Negar Azarbayjani (2017) | 4 March 2020, 6:00 PM
This emotional film introduces us to the problem of the lack of organ donors in Iran. In the opening scene of the film, the main female role experiences an accident in hiking. Season of Narges is a parallel story of three women named Gisoo, Aylar and Narges. These women each have their own story, but they’re somehow connected to each other. Nagres is another young women who believes in humanity and understands the values of life. She realizes that life goes on and death is not the end. During the film, we realize that many supporting roles are in fact persons who, after the accident, received the organs from the transplant process. The film is dedicated to a young Iranian actress who died early and donated her organs to the people who needed it.
|FIVE STAR by Mahshid Afsharzadeh (2014) | 5 March 2020, 5:00 PM
A shy, reserved woman, Maryam takes a position as cleaner in an upscale hotel where her mother works in order to pay for her university’s tuition. As she begins her employment in this new environment, she soon realizes that every aspect of her work is rife with politics and hidden agendas. The cleaners are desperate to keep their own jobs while management is unforgiving of even the smallest errors. With no other option, Maryam must learn to adapt to this environment. But will her naivety lead her into trouble?
|LEILA by Dariush Mehrjui (1997) | 6 March 2020, 5:00 PM
Two months after meeting him, Leila (Leila Hatami) marries Reza (Ali Mosaffa). When they find out Leila is unable to conceive, they initially ignore Reza’s mother’s (Jamileh Sheikhi) insistence that he must take a second wife who can bear children. Determined to be a devoted Muslim spouse, Leila eventually becomes convinced that her mother-in-law is right and urges Reza to consider the idea. Reza reluctantly agrees to begin interviewing prospective brides, and their marriage soon deteriorates.
|PAINTING POOL by Maziar Miri (2013) | 7 March 2020, 5:00 PM
Maryam (Negar Javaherian) and Reza (Shahab Hosseini) try to do their best in life, but are met with several obstacles due to being mentally challenged. Their son Soheil was born without any defects and initially does not realize how his parents differ from other adults until he begins to grow older. This leads to complications when his teachers request that his mother come to school for a parent-teacher conference, as Soheil is afraid that his parents will humiliate him. As a result Soheil spends more and more time with Amirali, his teacher's son, and eventually moves in with them after his father loses his job.