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Iranian Film Screening @ Block Cinema: Pouran Derakhshandeh, Director & Producer

When: Friday, April 17, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM CT

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Katelyn Marie Rashid   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Join us for a two-night screening of two leading Iranian films by Director Pouran Derakhshandeh, April 16th & 17th.

Friday, April 17, 7:00 PM
Film Screening
Bist (Twenty)
FREE Admission

Twenty, produced by Pouran Derakhshandeh is the story of the abusive relationship between Soleimani, the owner of a reception hall, and his employees. Suffering from psychological problems, Soleimani decides to close down the hall in twenty days. The film narrates the personal and collective suffering of the employees facing the abuse of their employer and the uncertainty of the future. Shot mostly in closed spaces and directed with exquisite attention to details, Twenty is a humanist allegory of contemporary Iran. It won several international and national awards including the Special Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2009). Introduced by Northwestern professor and MENA director Brian Edwards.

Q&A with producer Pouran Derakhshandeh following the screening.



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