I’m excited for our next installment of our Kinowatt Film Series this Friday and to be supporting a strong first narrative feature film by a female director.
About the film:
Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen, who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without fear. Shot entirely on location in Tehran, MY TEHRAN FOR SALE tells the story of modern day Iranian youth struggling for cultural freedom. It brings to the screen never before seen images of modern urban Iran, and reveals how young Iranian people live behind closed doors. MY TEHRAN FOR SALE is the first Iranian/Australian feature film collaboration and is the directorial debut of contemporary poet Granaz Moussavi.
Friday March 2, 2012
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street Philadelphia
The screening begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance online at: brownpapertickets.com.
My Tehran For Sale is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens Collection. For more information visit www.globalfilm.org.