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Tehran: City of Love

Tehran: City of Love
April 27, 2019 - 7:30 pm
In-person: 
writer-director Ali Jaberansari.

Note: advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office on standby. Please review our policy regarding sold out events.

Tariki  (Iran, 2018)

Umbra

A young woman walks out into the street at night in search of her lover but encounters a mysterious, threatening stranger instead in this short that premiered at Cannes in 2018.

DCP, color, 15 min. Director: Saeed Jafarian. Screenwriter: S. Jafarian Fatemeh Abdoli. Cast: Mahsa Alafar Banipal Shoomoon.

Tehran: City of Love  (Iran/UK/The Netherlands, 2019)

Three lonely hearts—a bodybuilder, a receptionist and a religious singer—navigate the chilly waters of romance in an alienating urban landscape that puts the irony in the title of writer-director Ali Jaberansari’s second feature. Jaberansa’s deadpan humor and a wry visual style make this an offbeat romantic comedy that suggests it’s the absurdity of pursuing love, not its triumphs, that really makes us human.

DCP, color, 102 min. Director: Ali Jaberansari. Screenwriter: A. Jaberansari, Maryam Najafi. Cast: Forough Ghajabegli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari.