Friday, January 18, 2019
8:00 pm–9:55 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by Mani Haghighi (Iran, 2017, 108 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

In this dark satire on artistic egotism from Mani Haghighi (About Elly, A Dragon Arrives!), Hasan Majuni plays Hasan, a famous movie director whose career has languished since he was placed on a government blacklist. His favorite actress and mistress (Leila Hatami) seems ready to move on professionally and personally, and—worst of all—a serial killer beheading Iran’s most esteemed filmmakers has conspicuously neglected to target him. (The killer is displaying “no criteria, no sense of stature,” in choosing his victims, Hasan complains to his mother.) Out of desperation, this frustrated filmmaker embarks on a plan to launch his career into orbit. 

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

Watch the trailer

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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.

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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.