List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2005-04-08


    Florida Friday - April 8, 2005     06:00 PM

    IRAN FILM, - Deserted Station

    Iran, 88 minutes, 35mm, Color, 2002, In Farsi with English Subtitles
    Based on a concept the director and Abbas Kiarostami developed on a photography trip together, a man and a young woman (Leila Hatami of Leila) are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The photographer and the sole adult male inhabitant, a schoolteacher, leave to get help while the young woman, herself childless, bonds with the children whose parents are nowhere to be found.

    “A masterpiece.” – San Francisco Chronicle

    “Uniformly excellent.” - Variety



    Leila Hatami as The Wife
    Nezam Manouchehri as The Husband
    Mehran Rajabi as Feizollah
    Mahmoud Pak Neeyat as The Signal Guard


    Director Ali Reza Raisian
    Dir. Photography Mahammad Aladpoush
    Draft written by Abbas Kiarostami
    Producer Hossein Zandof
    Scriptwriter Kambozia Partovi
    Editor Hossein Zandof
    Production Designer Mohsen Shah Ebrahimi
    Sound Parviz Abnar, Julien Klocke
    Music Peymen Yazdanian

    Ali Reza Raisian was born in 1955 in Tehran. Graduating in film direction from College of Television, Raisian made the short film, THIRD HYPOTHESIS as his graduation project and then began his professional career as screenwriter and assistant director. After directing a number of short films, he made his first feature film, REYHANEH in 1990. His second film, THE JOURNEY, which was based on a screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami, was shown in San Sebastian, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and London film festivals. He was producer of Rakhshan Bani Etemad's THE MAY LADY (1998) as well as a number of documentaries and short films by Jafar Panahi, Bahman Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Manouchehr Tayyab, etc. His latest film, THE DESERTED STATION, based on an idea by Abbas Kiarostami and a script by Kambozia Partovi, was produced with the support of French Ministry of Culture.

    San Francisco, CA...Roxie Theatre...July 2-8, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI…Union Theatre…November 12-14, 2004
    Olympia, WA…Olympia Film Society…November 13, 2004
    New York, NY…Quad Cinema...Opens December 3, 2004
    New Orleans, LA…Zeitgeist…December 16-19, 2004
    New York, NY…The Pioneer Theatre…Opens December 17, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA…Harris Theatre…January 1-9, 2005
    Cincinnati, OH…Cincinnati Film Society…opens January 13, 2005
    Peekskill, NY…Paramount Theatre…January 27-30, 2005
    Houston, TX…Rice Media Center…February 4-6, 2005
    Fergus Falls, MN...A Center for the Arts…February 6-16, 2005
    Bar Harbor, ME… Reel Pizza Cinerama…March 1-3, 2005
    Anchorage, AK…Anchorage Museum…March 5-6, 2005
    Montpelier, VT…Savoy Theatre…March 20-23, 2005
    Gainesville, FL…Hippodrome Cinema…April 8-14, 2005
    Cleveland, OH…Cleveland Cinematheque…April 21-24, 2005
    Charlotte, NC…The Manor…May 13-19, 2005

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