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May 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Please note:  Online tickets for this screening have sold out.  Stand-by line only at the theater.

Melbourne  (Iran, 2014)

"Javidi has lit upon a universal and thoroughly engrossing premise ... a debut that should command attention from Iran to Australia and everywhere in between." -- Variety

Writer-director Nima Javidi’s remarkable debut feature opens as a young couple in Tehran prepares for an imminent trip abroad.  A patient accumulation of familiar detail—the hurried list checking, the small annoyances of packing—hints at their hopeful expectations for the future, which would seem to include the baby sleeping in their back bedroom.  Then everything turns upside down.  Before we know it, Javidi plunges us into one the most nerve-wracking, nail-biting, what-would-you-do ethical thrillers in recent memory.  It’s a ride you don’t want to miss.  

Inan Independents.  Producer: Javad Norouzbeigi.  Director: Nima Javidi.  Screenwriter: Nima Javidi.  Cinematography: Hooman Behmanesh.  Editor: Sepideh Adovahab.  Cast: Payman Maadi, Negar Javaherian, Mani Haghighi, Shirin Yazdanbaksh, Elham Korda.  DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles,  91 min.