Ferestadeh (The Mission) (USA/West Germany, 1984)

Ferestadeh (The Mission) (USA/West Germany, 1984)
April 14, 2012 - 7:30 pm
In-person: 
filmmaker Parviz Sayyad.

Directed by Parviz Sayyad

An Islamic revolutionary from Iran, dispatched to New York City to assassinate a former member of “Savak” (the Shah’s secret police), faces a crisis of conscience as he prepares to fulfill his mission.  A fascination glimpse at the lives of post-revolutionary exiles in America, the film was Sayyad’s first as an exiled filmmaker, and he himself portrays the official marked for death.

Producer: Reza Aria, P. Sayyad. Screenwriter: P. Sayyad. Cinematographer: Reza Aria. Editor: P. Sayyad. Cast: P. Sayyad, Mary Apick, Houshang Touzie, Saeed Rajai, Kamram Nozad.

35mm, color, in English and Persian w/ English s/t, 110 min.