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May 4, 2019 - 7:30 pm


Turquoise (Iran, 2018)

Firouzeh

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Finalist. The residents of a rural village are infected with greed and paranoia when rumors of buried treasure drive them to tear up their own fields and eventually turn on each other but what seems like a case of local madness proves a much larger mystery.

DCP, color, 15 min. Director: Roozbeh Misaghi. Screenwriter: Sama Raufi, Roozbeh Misaghi.

Sheeple  (Iran, 2018)

Maghz-haye Koochak Zang-Zadeh

Navid Mohammadzadeh stars as the slow-witted, grasping brother of Shakur (Aslani), a meth dealer and procurer who acts as reigning patriarch for both their impoverished neighborhood and their highly dysfunctional family. When rumors about their sister are exposed, a violent, domestic power struggle breaks into the open. Writer-director Hooman Seyedi doesn’t pull any punches in this sordid tale of corruption that culminates in one of the best action set pieces in contemporary Iranian cinema.

DCP, color, 102 min. Director: Hooman Seyedi. Screenwriter: Hooman Seyedi. Cast: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Farhad Aslani, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini.