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It's Winter (Zemastan)

Los Angeles Film Festival 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Writer-director Rafi Pitts carefully cultivates stark beauty in this neorealist drama based on a novel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi and the heartbreaking poetry of Mehdi Akhavan Sales. A hot-blooded mechanic arrives in a meager town on the outskirts of Tehran where, under the bleak curtain of winter, he falls in love with a woman whose husband has left her behind to seek a better life abroad. With its undercurrents of sexual tension and a vulnerable yet volatile antihero, this is one of the most daring Iranian films in many years.

Iran, 2006, 86 min
In Persian with English subtitles

Director:  Rafi Pitts
Writer:  Rafi Pitts
Producer:  Mohammad Mehdi Dadgoo
Cinematographer:  Mohammad Davoodi
Editor:  Hassan Hassandoost
Music:  Hossein Alizadeh, Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Cast:  Mitra Hadjar, Ali Nicksolat, Saeed Orkani, Ashem Abdi, Zahra Jafari

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Cost : $11.00

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