Fri 6/28/2024 • 7:30PM - 9:35PM PDT

Billy Wilder Theater

Part of: 2024 UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

U.S., 2023

A clarion call in support of the “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement and to honor the “tenacity and fearlessness” of Iranian women in their “unyielding pursuit … towards their emancipation.“

DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 5 min. Director: Arrad. Screenwriter: Arrad.

Iran/Germany/France, 2023

Worn down by the insurmountable obstacles he faced trying to make films, Farid (Mirsaeed Molavian) has resigned himself to working as a caregiver at a hospital in Tehran. Even there, his quiet refusal of administrative decrees leads to a demotion and assignment to the high security psychiatric ward. At his lowest, Farid finds a path back to life through the figure of a mysterious patient who — he learns — has been institutionalized as a political prisoner and whom he helps escape. A riveting story of resistance, writer-director Farhad Delaram’s feature film debut made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 116 min. Director: Farhad Delaram. Screenwriter: Farhad Delaram. With: Mirsaeed Molavian, Behdokht Valian, Roya Afshar.

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