Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:30 pm–7:15 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Ticket Required

Directed by Milad Alami (Iran, 2018, 100 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

Esmail, an Iranian ex-pat living in Denmark, is not exactly what he seems. On the surface he is handsome, well-groomed, and nicely dressed; in reality, he lives in a run-down hostel for immigrants and is on a desperate mission to find a Danish bride before his visa runs out. When Esmail falls in love with the daughter of Iranian immigrants, his situation becomes even more complicated.

“Alami delivers a brave, solid, and chilling emotional drama that offers a different, unseen point of view on the battle against marginalization that immigrants must face in Western society today.”—Cineuropa

Watch the trailer

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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.