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FILM: Special Preview Screening of "Marooned in Iraq" by Bahman Ghobadi on April 18 in New York

Asia Society and Asian CineVision Present a special preview screening of Marooned in Iraq, a film by Bahman Ghobadi (2002/97 min.).

Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City

Acclaimed Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (A Time For Drunken Horses) dramatizes the plight of the Kurdish people in his new feature, set on the Iran -Iraq border in the early 1990s. Mirza, an aging Iranian-Kurd musician, and his two adult sons embark on a search for his ex-wife Hanareh, a singer with a magical voice who deserted him 23 years earlier to marry his best friend in Iraqi Kurdistan, and is now in trouble. In an adventure filled with vibrant music, romance and danger, Ghobadi uses humor and wit to depict a community, though dispossessed, celebrating life in the midst of war. In Kurdish with English subtitles.

Winner - The François-Chalais Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2002.

Film introduced by Jamsheed Akrami, professor of film, William Paterson University.

A Wellspring Release. At Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on April 25!

$7 Asia Society/Asian CineVision members; $10 nonmembers, Call 212 517-ASIA for tickets.

Asia Society film programs are supported by Dr. John C. Weber.

Asia Society

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