Director: Asghar Farhadi, 2011, Iran, 123 min. Persian with English Subtitles. Rated PG
Academy Award winner for Best Foreign-Language Film. Wanting to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh, Simin makes all the necessary arrangements. However, her husband Nader refuses to leave behind his father who suffers from Alzheimers. Determined to leave, Simin sues for divorce, and when her request is rejected, she more moves in with her parents. Her daughter Termeh chooses to stay with her father with the hope that one day her mother will change her mind.
Director: Agnieszka Holland, 2011, Poland|Germany|Canada, 145 min. Polish, German, Yiddish, Ukrainian with English Subtitles. Rated 14A
Screenwriter David Shamoon in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film. In Darkness is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected.