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Film

Events listing

Films of the North

July 21-23, 2017

The National Film Board of Canada co-presents selections from their invaluable collection of films representing Canada’s north.

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Free Flicks: Window Horses

July 26, 2017

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival, goes on an unwitting journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and perhaps above all, understanding. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: My Invisible Mother.

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Razor’s Edge – A film by Bahman Maghsoudloo

July 28, 2017

Through interviews with many leading actresses of the time and unprecedented access to rare film clips of their work, filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou sheds a light on the important and controversial role women played in the development of Iranian cinema.

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Under the Shadow – A film by Babak Anvari

July 28, 2017

Under the Shadow is a 2016 internationally co-produced horror film written and directed by Iranian-born Babak Anvari as his directorial debut. A mother and daughter are haunted by a mysterious evil in 1980s Tehran, during the War of the Cities.

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Valderama – A film by Abbas Amini

July 29, 2017

15-year-old “Valderama”, so called by the townsfolk for his long curly hair, is trying to obtain the ID card he’s never been able to have in this winner of Best Film at the 6th Iranian Film Festival.

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Six Centuries, Six Years – A film by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

July 29, 2017

Six Centuries, Six Years portrays the endeavors of a group of Iranian master musicians who are trying to locate, restore and record a repertoire of compositions attributed to Abd al-Qadir Maraghi, a prominent composer who lived six centuries ago and greatly influenced the Middle Eastern classical music.

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Hey, Humans – A film by Rakhshan Banietemad

July 29, 2017

Through the charity organization, "Chain of Hope", a team of volunteer Iranian and French medical doctors treat underprivileged child patients from all over Iran in three branches of cardiac, orthopedics and rehabilitation to the highest standards.

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A Tribute to Bahram Beyzaie

July 29, 2017

At every Tirgan, we pay tribute to an outstanding figure, who has had a tremendous impact on the Iranian culture. This year’s recognition is dedicated to Bahram Beyzaie for his contributions to Iranian art and literature.

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Raghbar (Downpour) – A film by Bahram Beyzaie + Panel Discussion

July 29, 2017

Bahram Beyzaie's feature debut evokes French New Wave for its youthful impulse and Italian Neorealism for its realistic portrayal of local life.

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Be Donya Amadan (Being Born) – A film by Mohsen Abdulwahhab

July 29, 2017

A filmmaker is willing to upend the loving, supportive family life he has built with his partner and their son in order to prevent her from carrying an unplanned pregnancy to term

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Hassan Kachal – A film by Ali Hatami + Panel Discussion

July 30, 2017

Inspired by Iranian folk tales and reputed as the first Iranian musical movie, the film follows the story of the lazybones congenitally bald Hassan who tries to save Chelgis, a girl kidnapped and kept by an ogre in his enchanted garden.

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Free Flicks: My Internship in Canada (Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre)

August 2, 2017

When parliamentary deadlock leaves an independent MP holding the swing vote on whether Canada will commit to a war overseas, he finds himself courted by both hawks and doves – both politically and in his own family – in this jaunty political satire. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Heartbreak.

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