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The Last Snow

A calf licking a man's hand.
May 8, 2023 - 7:30 pm


Iran, 2019

Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Finalist

Exhausted by the demands of military life, a soldier finds a place to nap under the table in a strategy planning room. He awakes to find himself eavesdropping on a top secret meeting of high ranking officers discussing his disappearance.

Digital, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 8 min. Director: Neda Assef. Screenwriter: Ali Shams. With: Ali Pooya Ghasemi.

The Last Snow

Barf-e Akhar, Iran, 2022

A wintry chill suffuses every frame of co-writer-director Amirhossein Asgari’s second feature, a fact of life in the remote mountain region where it’s set but also a reflection of the main character’s inner world. A local veterinarian, Yousef (Amin Hayai), nurses deep wounds, physical and emotional, after he was badly burned in a barn fire and his wife left him as a result of his injuries. He excises his quiet rage by hunting wolves at night. The wild creatures are being reintroduced to the region and he—along with the area’s farmers—blames their return for every recent misfortune, including the disappearance of a local young woman.

DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 119 min. Director: Amirhossein Asgari. Screenwriter: Amir-Mohammad Abdi, Seyed Hassan Hosseini, Amirhossein Asgari. With: Amin Hayai, Ladan Mostofi, Majid Salehi.