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Before Summer Ends

Before Summer Ends
May 4, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Scent of Geranium  (Iran, 2018)

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Finalist. A young woman reflects on her mother’s gardening lessons in Tehran as a path to understanding and accepting her own experience as an immigrant in director Naghmeh Farzaneh’s wonderfully animated short.

DCP, color, 5 min. Director: Naghmeh Farzaneh.

Before Summer Ends  (France/Switzerland, 2017)

West Coast premiere!

Director Maryam Goormaghtigh weaves a most beguiling blend of fiction and non-fiction in this semi-documentary feature about a trio of Iranian expat bros who take a road trip through the shimmering French countryside before one of their own returns to Iran. The expected riffs on male obsessions—women, partying, women—come finer-edged with melancholy, regret and loneliness as the friends also reflect on their lives in self-imposed exile.

DCP, color, 102 min. Director: Maryam Goormaghtigh. Cast: Arash, Ashkan, Hossein.

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