Iranian movie night: The Song of Sparrows (2008)

The_Song_of_SparrowsSunday May 3rd 2015, Iranian Movie night: Avaze Gonjeshk-ha, آواز گنجشک‌ها , The Song of Sparrows by Majid Majidi (2008). In Farsi with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm. Free admission.

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter’s hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him – incredibly hectic Tehran, where sudden opportunities for independence, thrill and challenge him. But his honor and honesty, plus traditional authority over his inventive clan, are tested, as he stumbles among vast cultural and economic gaps between his village nestled in the desert, and a throbbing metropolis.
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Movie night about Afghan refugees in Iran: “Three, Four Days Ago” & “Baran”

Sunday June 1st 2014, Movie night about Afghan refugees in Iran. Short film: “Three, Four Days Ago” By “Dornaz Hajiha” (2011). Feature film: “Baran” by Majid Majidi (2001). Films with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Baran – After the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, over 1.4 million Afghans fled to Iran seeking sanctuary and work. In this extraordinarily spiritual drama by Majid Majidi (*Children of Heaven, The Color of Paradise*), the plight of these refugees is vividly portrayed. They are strangers in a strange land forced to make do in dire circumstances after the loss of everything near and dear to them.
Synopsis: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat’s secret changes both their lives. […Lees verder]