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Iran


Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 1 PM

Sun, Feb 11, 2007
at 5:30 PM

Tue, Feb 13, 2007
at 8:15 PM

Offside
DIRECTOR: JAFAR PANAHI
IRAN
Modern life and cultural prohibitions bump up against each other in this gentle comedy that looks at women (and men) in 21st–century Iran. Iran's World Cup–qualifying soccer match is about to start as a frantic father searches for his daughter. Although Iranian law declares soccer attendance male–only, (too much "profane" behavior for women to witness) he fears she may try to sneak into Tehran's Azadi (ironically, "Freedom") Stadium. He is right. She, and a half–dozen other young women, disguised as boys in baggy clothes and baseball caps, are nabbed and held in a small pen just outside the entry gates for the arrival of the police. As the crowd roars inside, the young women match wits with their reluctant solider captors, all of them trapped in an absurd game which makes no sense, but must still be played out. ( 93 min )


Filmography: The White Balloon (95), The Mirror (97), The Circle (00), Crimson Gold (03).
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Sun, Feb 11, 2007
at 12:30 PM

Tue, Feb 13, 2007
at 5:30 PM

Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 6:30 PM

Men At Work
DIRECTOR: MANI HAGHIGHI
IRAN
"Thus far, most films exploring the great male–female divide in Iranian society have concentrated on women's problems. But in Men at Work, based on an idea by Abbas Kiarostami, Haghighi takes a look at the psychological damage that has been done to the other side. This delightfully droll comedy of the absurd revolves around four buddies returning from a ski trip who develop a mysterious obsession with a tall, phallic–looking rock sticking out of the roadside. In typical male fashion, they immediately decide that they have to topple it, each new defeated attempt only increasing their determination. Two female friends arrive on the scene, more cars pull up, shovels and chain saws are procured, and madness takes over. Like all good symbols, Haghighi's rock is not simple to interpret. Luckily, symbolism takes a back seat to the pleasingly frank dialogue and believable human interaction."—Variety. ( 85 min )


Filmography: Abdan (03).
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Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 1:15 PM

Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Mon, Feb 19, 2007
at 8 PM

Sun, Feb 25, 2007
at 1:30 PM

Border Café
DIRECTOR: KAMBOZIA PARTOVI
IRAN
In a village near Iran's border with Turkey, Reyhan, an independent–minded young woman with two children, faces a difficult choice when her husband dies. Instead of agreeing to marry her brother–in–law, as required by traditional law, she chooses to support her family by re–opening her late husband's restaurant and cooking the food she loves. Partovi represents Reyhan's struggle for self–sufficiency in a rigidly traditional environment—she is locked out of her café, blocked from any inheritance and continuously pressured to move into her brother–in–law's home—as part of the all to real reality facing women in Iran. Border Café is a gentle and beautifully felt political protest that is also a paean to the power of food. This year's Iranian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. ( 105 min )


Selected Filmography: Fish (89), Singer Cat (90), Two Sisters (94).
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