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Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 at 3:45 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Farhad Delaram. France/Germany/Iran. 2023, 116 mins. DCP. In Azerbaijani and Persian with English subtitles. With Mirsaeed Molavian, Behdokht Valian, Hedieh Saghari, Roya Afshar, Neda Aghighi, Firouz AgheliIn a Tehran hospital, former filmmaker Farid (Molavian) works nights—and sleeps there most days too. Estranged from his partner and hopeless about the future, he starts to awaken after meeting Hedieh (Valian), a patient in the psychiatric ward whose supposed fits of madness he innately understands. Everything changes once he sneaks her out of the hospital for a respite of freedom. As he learns of the political events that led to her confinement, he discovers that his own convictions have been reignited and needs to hit the road to avoid the authorities. Farhad Delaram’s debut feature, which was informed by his own political imprisonment in Iran, is a seductive, shapeshifting, wholly original film. It’s also a strikingly livid, wall-toppling work that Delaram somehow managed to film on location in Iran. New York premiere 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.