Modest Reception by Mani Haghighi (Iran, 2012, 100 min.). A Tehran couple distributes large bags of money to residents of an impoverished town and captures their shocked reactions on a cell phone. What seems like an act of generosity is actually something perverse and puzzling. The film’s mood shifts between black comedy and psychological thriller brilliantly in the hands of director Mani Haghighi, giving us an intriguing and honest look into the darker side of human nature. “Utterly engaging, original, and sophisticated” (Screen Daily). NETPAC Prize for Best Asian Film at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
Modest Reception is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.
7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
- $9MFA members, seniors, and students
- $11Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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