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04/08/12

Iranian Film 'Here Without Me' at Tiburon International Film Festival

Source: Tiburon International Film Festival

Year: 2011
Running Time: 100 minutes
Country: Iran
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Genre: Fiction
Venue: Playhouse Theater, 40 Main Street, Tiburon
Cast: Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Saber Abar, Negar Javaherian, Parsa Piroozfar
Showtime: Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 05:25 PM
Director: Bahram Tavakkoli

Description: The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.

A striking family drama based on Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, HERE WITHOUT ME is set in the confines of a troubled household in modern Tehran. Sad-eyed Ehsan performs a mind-numbing factory job, though he'd rather be a poet and is desperate to leave Iran. He escapes to the local cinema when his home life threatens to stifle him. Ehsan's fragile disabled sister Yalda seldom leaves the apartment, spending her days polishing her collection of glass animals. The siblings' mother Farideh micromanages the lives of her adult children, holding down several jobs to make ends meet; but her all-consuming passion is to find a suitor for Yalda. She persuades Ehsan to invite his colleague Reza to dinner, throwing this household of jangled nerves into a state of high anxiety. Fatemeh Motamed-Aria won the Best Actress award at the Montreal World Film Festival for her portrayal of the mother who fights within the strictures of her modest life to secure her family's future.

Northern California Premiere

Festivals & Awards:

- Montreal World Film Festival -Canada (Winner of the Best Actress Awards)
- Hamburg Film Festival - Germany
- Screening at Museum Of Fine Arts Of Huston- USA
- Screening at Museum Of Fine Arts Of Boston - USA
- Smithsonian Institution - USA
- Cleveland International Film Festival - USA
- Tiburon International Film Festival (19- 27 April 2012) - USA
- Beijing International Film Festival (23-28 April 2012) - China

For Tickets Information Please Visit: www.TiburonFilmFestival.com

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