North American premiere! Film Series : 26th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

The Sale

حراج / Haraj

2015, Hossein Shahabi, Iran, 86 min. With Fariba Khademi, Nasim Adabi.

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 20th 6:15pm
  • Sun, Feb 21st 3:00pm

A feature of marriage law unique to Iran figures in this story of a wronged wife’s grandstanding effort to simultaneously release her cheating husband from debtor’s prison and cut his grasping mistress loose. Staging an everything-must-go sale in her once-opulent apartment, Forough attempts to meet the claims that the other woman (a protected “temporary wife” under religious law) has levied against the couple. A day of parting with her belongings to crassly haggling buyers leaves her short of the necessary cash and ready to resort to a more devious plan. In Persian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)