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ROOSARY-E AABY (Blue Veiled)


"An Iranian movie with English subtitle by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad (director/screenplay)

ROOSARY-E AABY (Blue Veiled)
CAST: Ezatolah Entezami and Fatemeh Motamedi
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown Seattle), 100 University Street (University and 1st)

Sunday, May 28 - - - Showtimes: 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 8:00 PM

Tickets are $8 each

For more information please visit www.nimatv.com

The Blue-Veiled - - - A Film by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

One of the first woman to make films after the revolution, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad has detected one of the different films of this year. Her background in documentary filmmaking has made marginal people the focal characters of her movies. Here, however, an unprecedented love affair makes this film even more non-conventional than her previous film, Nargess.

The story is about an elderly owner of a tomato farm and sauce factory who, after his wife's death falls in love with one of the workers of the factory endangering his relationship with his daughters and in-laws. While everybody in the big family persuade the old man to abandon the relationship with the poor girl, the old man makes his final choice of love.

In her first movie, Off the Limits, people living in a city's outskirts have trouble in having a thief sent behind bars. In her second film, Canary Yellow, a man whose car is stolen finds himself at once down and out, In Foreign Exchange, her third movie, an office worker turns to dealing in foreign exchange to make a fortune that turns out to be cursed. While in all those three films there was a bitter irony in the story line, her fourth film, Nargess was absolutely realistic. The film was a young man's choice between two different ways of life. In her latest film, however, the social backdrop is dominated by the love affair. The old man in fact neglects the social differences that scare his daughters.

Made two years after Nargess, The Blue-Veiled has an economical narrative style that looks more natural.

Speaking about her film and its characters, Bani-Etemad says, "None of the characters were imaginary. I knew them beforehand. I had met some of the real characters while working on my documentaries in the outskirts of Tehran. It was the story line that was formed around those characters."


Seattle International Film Festival


List of movies shown at the Year 2000 Seattle International Film Festival

Theater and ticket information:

Theater Locations:
Cinerama Theater, 2100 4th Avenue
Egyptian Theater, 801 E. Pine
Harvard Exit Theater, 807 E. Roy
Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway
General Cinema Pacific Place 11 Theatre, 600 Pine Street

Tickets and information: SIFF Ticket Centers are located at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway) and Pacific Place concierge desk, ground floor. To purchase tickets by phone call (206) 324-9996.

More information about SIFF is available on the Internet at www.seattlefilm.com or you can reach us by phone at (206) 324-9997.


DASTHAAY-E AALOODEH (CORRUPTED HANDS)


DASTHAAY-E AALOODEH (CORRUPTED HANDS) with English subtitle

Before opening in Iran this new released Iranian film by Cyrous Alvand will be shown in Seattle

Featuring:

Time: Sunday June 25

Show times: 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM, and 8:30 PM

Place: Seattle Art Museum (Downtown Seattle), 100 University Street

Ticket: $8

For more information please call 206-522-1890 or send an email to yubaha1@msn.com


"The May Lady"


(Banoy-e Ordy-beh-hesht) with English subtitle.

By Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, the most famous Iranian female director of the post-Revolution era

Cast Members:

Time: Sunday, July 30, 2000

Show times: 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM, & 8:30 PM

Place: Seattle Art Museum (Downtown Seattle), 100 University Street

Tickets: $8

For more information please call 206-522-1890. Visit http://www.nimatv.com or send an email to yubaha1@msn.com

Synopsis: Protagonist of this films is Frough, a 42-year-old female Iranian documentary-maker. She is successful in her work, but faces problems in her private life. She is divorced and thinking about starting a new relationship.

But her teenage son Mani regards himself as the man about the house. This results in a covert war of nerves between mother and son. In the meantime Frough’s latest commission is to make a documentary on "the ideal mother".

She serrounds herself with videotapes on which women talk about the social problems they experience, such as the painful consequences of the war with Iraq. The differences with Frough’s feelings become painfully apparent.


"The Girl in Sneakers"


The Girl in Sneakers - (Dokhtary Ba Kafsh-haye Katany) (with English subtitle)

An Iranian film based on a true story by Rassul Sadr Ameli featuring Pegah Ahangarani (Winner of the best Actress Prize 23rd Cairo International Film Festival Egypt, 1999), Majid Majidzadah, & Akram Mohammadi will be shown:

Date: Sunday, August 20
Show Times: 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM, & 8:30 PM
Place: Seattle Art Musuem (Downtown Seattle) 100 University Street
Tickets are $8 each.

For more information please visit htt://www.nimatv.com or send an email to yubaha1@msn.com

'The Girl in the Sneakers' Pegah Ahangarani: Tadayi Majid Hajizadeh: Aideen Akram Mohammadi: Mahpareh

Director Rassul Sadr Ameli.
Screenplay by Peyman Qasemkhani, Fereydoun Farhudi.
Cinematographer Dariuch Ayyari.
Editor Mostafa Kherqe-poush.
Music Iraj Panahi.
Art director Ali Abedini.

In Farsi, with English subtitles. Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes.


"AROOS (Bride)(Not Subtitled) "


Iranian Film Society presents: AROOS (Bride) (Not Subtitled)

A film by Behrooz Afkhami

Casting: Nicki Karimi & Abolfazl Poor-Arab

Time: Sunday, October 1, 2000

Place: Seattle Art Museum (Downtown Seattle) 100 University Street

Show Times: 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM, & 8:30 PM

For more information please send an email to yubaha1@msn.com or call (206) 522-1890

Thank you. Bahador


"TWO WOMEN" (Doe Zan) with English subtitle"


"TWO WOMEN" (Doe Zan) with English subtitle

Directed by Tahmineh Milani and casting Niki Karimi, Atila Pesiani, M. R. Forutan, Manila Zarei & Reza Khandan

Time: Sunday, November 26, 2000

Place: Seattle Art Museum (downtown Seattle)
100 University Street

Show Times: 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Information: yubaha1@msn.com or www.irfilms.com


"The Wind Will Carry Us"


An Iranian film "The Wind Will Carry Us" by Abbas Kiarostami (the winner of Silver Lion Prize 1999 Venice Film Festival) will be shown at the Egyptian from Friday, November 10 through Thursday, November 16.

The show times are daily: 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 PM plus Friday-Saturday at 2:00 PM.

Egyptian
805 E Pine
Capital Hill, Seattle
(206) 323-4978

For more information please visit www.LandmarkTheatres.com

Bahador


"Doughters of Sun"


An Iranian film "Doughters of Sun" Director: Mariam Shahriar will be shown at the Egyptian theater.

"This gorgeously shot debut film from Mariam Shahriar deals with the controversial taboo of lesbianism in Iran. Shorn of her locks and dressed as a boy, a young girl is sent off by her father to work in a distant carpet workshop, hoping that her salary will be sent to her poor family. There, another girl falls in love with her, not knowing her true identity...."

Dates - Friday, November 10 through Thursday, November 16.

The show times are daily: 5, 9:30 PM.

Egyptian
805 E Pine
Capital Hill, Seattle
(206) 323-4978

For more information please visit www.LandmarkTheatres.com

Bahador


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