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Mourning (Iran, 2011)

Mourning (2011)
April 13, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Morteza Farshbaf.

Directed by Morteza Farshbaf

A young boy accompanies his aunt and uncle on a road trip, during which they secretly discuss whether to tell him his parents have died in a traffic accident. Their exchanges reveal a degree of dysfunction—a recurring feature of contemporary Iranian film—but also, heartrending moments in which compassion falteringly asserts itself. A beautiful and humanistic tale, the film is an impressive debut by filmmaker Morteza Farshbaf.

Screenwriter: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh. Cast: Sharareh Pasha, Kiomars Giti, Adel Yaraghi.

35mm, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 90 min.

Mourning is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series. For more information, visit