List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-02-06

    Film Series: War in Iranian Cinema

    New York Tuesday - February 6, 2007     08:30 PM

    Kimia by Ahmad-Reza Darvish. Iran, 1995, 92 min, Beta SP

    Amidst the violence and chaos at the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war, a woman gives birth to a child at the same time as her husband Reza is captured by enemy troops. When the mother dies shortly thereafter the female doctor who delivered the child takes care of the newborn, a girl she names Kimia, and devotes herself to raising her. Nine years later when Reza is released from captivity, he soon realizes he has no surviving kin except for his daughter and is faced with the dilemma of whether to reclaim his daughter or leave her in the care of the woman she thinks of as her mother.

    Warmly received by critics and jury members at the 13th Fajr festival. Kimia won the award for best acting, along a special Jury prize and a diploma of honor for its screenplay. In Persian w/English subtitles.



    Feb 6, 8:30 pm @ Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St, New York NY 10003

    Advanced tickets available @ www.arteeast.org or call 718.282.5938

    General: $10, Student/Senior: $8

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