Chicago premiere! Film Series : 28th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

Azar

آذر

2017, Mohammad Hamzei, Iran, 85 min. With Niki Karimi, Hamidreza Azarang.

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 3rd 6:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 4th 5:00pm

“Charismatic and persuasive performances…three-dimensional characters.” — Jonathan Rosenbaum

A non-traditional wife and mother, Azar (Karimi) is first seen racing her dirt bike over a hilly track while her husband Amir (Azarang) and young daughter cheer her on. Co-equal with her liberal-minded husband in marriage and in their fledgling business venture, a café with a thriving carryout trade, she is forced to meet an unequal challenge in which the strict pecking order of a family dominated by misogynist uncle, a business loan with strings attached, a black sheep son with a hidden agenda, and a tragic accident add up to a scenario in which Azar is targeted as the unwilling sacrificial victim. Karimi brings commanding gravity to Azar, whose exceptional qualities are the very factors key to threatening the roles in life she holds most dear. In Persian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)


Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screenings of the film will be subtitled in English.

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