Iranian Film Festival, "Tales" Past

Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 ,
2:00 PM
- Washington, DC, United States

The twentieth anniversary of the Iranian Film Festival begins with the latest feature from Rakhshan Bani-E’temad, Iran’s most famous female filmmaker. During a career spanning more than three decades, she has built a reputation as a defiant and clear-eyed chronicler of her country’s social ills, especially as they affect women.

Retrospective in scope, Tales weaves together a series of short films (which are subject to less scrutiny from Iranian authorities than their full-length counterparts are) featuring a number of characters from Bani-E’temad’s previous work. The stories offer a surprisingly candid look at problems ranging from Iran’s corrupt bureaucracy to single motherhood to drug addiction and the AIDS crisis. “The result is darkly unsettling . . . full of emotional confrontations and on-the-money acting from Iran’s finest. . . . An emotional rollercoaster that alternately soars towards tragedy and dips back into comedy” (Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter). (Dir.: Rakhshan Bani-E’temad, Iran, 2014, 88 min., DCP, Persian with English subtitles)

continue

Contact the organizer for latest event info. Kodoom.com is not responsible for any changes made in the above information.   Report or Flag this event

Promote this event
9th Annual Nowruz Celebration at Sackler and Ripley Center
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Washington, DC
NEW YORK: Googoosh Norouz Concert
Washington, DC
An Evening in Conversation with Yanni, in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Washington, DC
Norouz Concert and Dinner, with Shahab and Matin Elham For The First Time
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Vienna, VA
Norooz 2017 Gala and Celebration
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Gaithersburg, MD
The Celebration of Norouz 1396
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Vienna, VA
Iranian Events Around the World
Sponsored Ad
Norouz Concert and Dinner, with Shahab and Matin Elham ...
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Norooz 2017 Gala and Celebration
Saturday, March 18, 2017
NEW YORK: Googoosh Norouz Concert
9th Annual Nowruz Celebration at Sackler and Ripley Center
Sunday, March 5, 2017
The Celebration of Norouz 1396
Saturday, March 18, 2017
An Evening in Conversation with Yanni, in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Iranian Events Around the World
White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probes
Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of Hormuz
Trump Administration Seeks to Loosen Hiring Requirements to Beef Up Border Patrol
Iran's Rouhani chides critics as aide says he will seek re-election
Iran exports 24m barrels of gas condensate in January
Buoyed centrist alliance, Macron seen beating Le Pen in French runoff
Iranian Football Prodigies Shine as Stars in ...
Scientists teach bees how to play FOOTBALL (video)
In Pictures: Swedish Female Delegates in Tehran ...
Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble Wins Grammy with ...
Trump's Choice for National Security Adviser Lived ...
Iranian Theaters Screen Animated Assault on US Navy ...