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19th Annual Iranian Film Festival
« on: December 09, 2014, 02:38:49 PM »
19th Annual Iranian Film Festival
The festival is cosponsored by the ILEX Foundation and curated by Tom Vick, Freer|Sackler; Carter Long, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Marian Luntz, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. All films are in Persian with English subtitles unless otherwise indicated.

Manuscripts Donít Burn
Friday, January 9, 7 pm
Sunday, January 11, 2 pm
Made in defiance of a 20-year ban on filmmaking, this incendiary thriller was inspired by the Iranian governmentís 1995 attempt to murder several prominent writers and intellectuals.

Fish & Cat
Friday, January 16, 7 pm
Sunday, January 18, 2 pm
In person:  Shahram Mokri, director (Friday only)
Based on a true story about a rural Iranian restaurant that served human flesh, this highly original film was shot in one continuous take.

Whatís the Time in Your World?
Friday, January 23, 7 pm
Saturday, January 24, 2 pm
A woman returns to Iran and recovers her past in Safi Yazdanianís debut feature, which won the FIPRESCI Award at the 2014 Busan International Film Festival.

Bending the Rules
Friday, January 30, 7 pm
Sunday, February 1, 2 pm
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival, Bending the Rules illuminates the conflict between emboldened young people and an older generation that fears the consequences of rebellion.