Screening of two films: TEN, Director Abbas Kiarostami & Iran sous le voile des apparences, Director Thierry Michel.
Ten is a new film of a series of conversations seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her passengers include her sister, a hitchhiker prostitute and a jilted bride as well as her imperious young son. As Kiarostami’s “dashboard cam” eavesdrops on these lively, yet heart-wrenching road trips, a complex portrait of comtemporary Iran comes sharply into focus.
In Farsi with English subtitles, 94 mins, 2002 New York Film Festival, October 21, 2003, 7:30pm
Iran sous le voile des apparences (Iran, veiled appearances), a documentary composed of a series of diverse, often contradictory images of mundane, everyday life juxtaposed against historical footage of protests and revolution. Explores the country’s paramilitary religious sects and the threats posed by radical Islam’s commitment to martyrdom.
In French with English subtitles, 58 min, 2003 Sundance Film Festival, October 22, 2003, 7:30pm