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March 6, 2020 @ 8:20 pm
(Followed by Q&A)
Date: Friday 6 Mar 2020
Mahnaz Mohammadi • Iran 2019 • 102m • 12A • Persian with English subtitles
Leila is a single working mum of two, living in sanctions-gripped Iran. The factory she works at faces a crisis and jobs are at stake. Kazem, the factory bus driver, proposes marriage to Leila, but she hesitates to accept his conditions. He has a daughter the same age as her 12-year-old son, but tradition frowns upon a young girl sharing a household with her stepbrother…
Q&A: In Conversation with Mahnaz Mohammadi and Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Mahnaz Mohammadi wrote and directed her first film Women Without Shadows in 2003. She has also written, directed and produced various documentaries. She was invited to the Cannes film festival for the film Wedding Ephemerals, directed by Reza Serkanian, in which she plays the main character.