Friday, January 25, 2019
7:30 pm–9:45 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by Pourya Azarbayjani (Iran, 2018, 97 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

With Feast of Sorrow, this year’s ILEX award recipient Pourya Azarbayjani (Unfinished Stories) weaves together four intersecting stories. From a young man who fakes his death in a scheme to raise money, to a woman pretending to be someone she is not, to a middle-aged husband enraged by his wife’s Instagram posts, to a young couple expecting a child who are befriended by their Chinese neighbors, these tales illustrate how the internet and social media have transformed Iranian society. 

Synopsis courtesy of the Freer|Sackler at the Smithsonian Institution.

Followed by a discussion with director and ILEX award winner Pourya Azarbayjani.

Wheelchair accessible symbol

Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

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Supported by the ILEX Foundation with assistance from Olga Davidson and Niloo Fotouhi.