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Red Rose

May 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Sepideh Farsi.

Red Rose  (France/Greece/Iran, 2014)

Paris-based writer-director Sepideh Farsi ingeniously employs a single setting to dramatize the vicissitudes of political idealism in intimate and deeply personal ways.  As the Green Revolution explodes around him, Ali, a damaged veteran of protests decades ago, holes up in his apartment but events come to him when a young woman seeks shelter from the police.  He lets her in and, over the days and weeks of unrest to come, they start an intense, dangerous, high-wire relationship that challenges them both in unpredictable ways.

Ciné-Sud Promotion, Pan Entertainment SA, Rêves d’Eau Productions.  Producer: Thierry Lenouvel.  Director: Sepideh Farsi.  Screenwriter: Javad Djavahery, Sepideh Farsi.  Cinematography: Pantelis Mantzanas.  Editor: Bonita Papstathi.  Cast: Mina Kavani, Vassilis Koukalani.  DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 87 min.

Watch the conversation with Sepideh Farsi and Film Programmer Paul Malcolm: