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Inversion

Varoonegi

BEHNAM BEHZADI
Iran, 2016
84 minutes, Color
Official website

Tehran's all-engulfing smog is both plot point and metaphor in this absorbing drama of a woman's struggle for independence. Niloofar (Sahar Dowlatshahi) runs a small but thriving tailor shop inherited from her father. Unaccountably single (well, she's beautiful, open, generous, a bit willful, and maybe that accounts for it), she is still the little sister who lives happily enough with her mother in the family apartment. When the mother, diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease, must move out of the city, Niloofar's siblings assume she will pick up her life and move with her. The family machinations—like something out of a Douglas Sirk melodrama, or what Variety called "the clandestine suspense of the everyday"—take the most ordinary, insidious turns until Niloofar herself is gasping for breathing space. With a marvelous performance by Dowlatshahi, Behnam Behzadi's third feature screened at Cannes in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section.—Judy Bloch

In Persian with English subtitles

Inversion

Varoonegi

BEHNAM BEHZADI
Iran, 2016
84 minutes, Color
Official website

Tehran's all-engulfing smog is both plot point and metaphor in this absorbing drama of a woman's struggle for independence. Niloofar (Sahar Dowlatshahi) runs a small but thriving tailor shop inherited from her father. Unaccountably single (well, she's beautiful, open, generous, a bit willful, and maybe that accounts for it), she is still the little sister who lives happily enough with her mother in the family apartment. When the mother, diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease, must move out of the city, Niloofar's siblings assume she will pick up her life and move with her. The family machinations—like something out of a Douglas Sirk melodrama, or what Variety called "the clandestine suspense of the everyday"—take the most ordinary, insidious turns until Niloofar herself is gasping for breathing space. With a marvelous performance by Dowlatshahi, Behnam Behzadi's third feature screened at Cannes in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section.—Judy Bloch

In Persian with English subtitles


Sunday, April 23
6:15 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Saturday, April 29
4:30 PM
- $14.00 at the theater

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