Iranian Cinema Programme One (Cert 15) March 24th (2.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

There’s crushing bereavement and unwanted pregnancy, marital gaslighting and the pressures of childhood, a desperate man drawn into a dangerous occupation, and a method actress out of her depth, in the first of our selections from Iran.

Join us at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington from 2pm on March 24th. General admission £5, concessions £4.

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ONE NIGHT (UK Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Ayda Alimadadi
Iran, 9 min, Cert: PG (FFF Rating)
Overwhelmed by grief and painful memories, a middle-aged widow is led to an act of fierce melancholy.

CLEANER
Dir / Wri: Mohammadreza Mayghani
Iran, 2019, 11 min 38 sec, Cert: PG
A cleaner at a cinema multiplex goes about her daily routine while worrying about the results of her pregnancy test.

SHOWAN (European Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Bijan Zarin, Prod: Hassan Shams
Iran, 2019, 13 mins 10 sec, Cert: PG
Showan lives in a village in Kurdistan on the border between Iran and Iraq. Fired from his factory job, he falls in with a gang of smugglers.

SAM’AK – HEARING AID
Dir / Wri: Hamid Yousefi, Prod: Majid Barzegar
Iran, 2019, 17 min 08 sec, Cert: PG
A couple finds their relationship put under sudden strain after an an intruder breaks into their building.

I’M NOT AN ACTRESS
Dir / Wri: Ali Jalali, Prod: Abbas Ghasemi
Iran, 2019, 19 min 39 sec, Cert: 15
An actress goes to extreme lengths to prepare for her latest film role as a drug addict.

SEROK (World Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Zhivar Farajzadeh
Iran, 2018, 5 min, Cert: PG
Serok is a young boy who helps his father in the summer, by tending to the family’s flock of sheep.

SHE WHO WASN’T TAMED (UK Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Saleh Kashefi
Iran, 2019, 15 min 48 sec, Cert: 15
Hanie tries her best to not to disappoint her parents and her teacher at the school poetry competition.

AZADEH
Dir / Wri / Prod: Mirabbas Khosravinezhad
Iran, 2019, 9 min 30 sec, Cert: PG
Azadeh lives in an isolated village with her family. She wants to visit her father in hospital, but her mother and brother won’t allow it…

95 min 53 sec.

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