Each year, film curators from the MFA, the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer|Sackler, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, collaborate to organize this compelling annual festival offering a range of perspectives by contemporary Iranian filmmakers. This year’s lineup includes Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces, in which the director and famed actress Behnaz Jafari play themselves, and Mani Haghighi’s absurdist comedy Pig, about a serial killer who targets Iranian film directors. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see some of the world’s best cinema here in the States. 


In This Series

Film

No Date, No Signature
January 17, 2019
7:30 pm9:25 pm

Directed by Vahid Jalivand (Iran, 2017, 104 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

Film

No Date, No Signature
January 18, 2019
5:30 pm7:25 pm

Directed by Vahid Jalivand (Iran, 2017, 104 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

Film

Pig
January 18, 2019
8:00 pm9:55 pm

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

Film

3 Faces
January 19, 2019
3:00 pm4:45 pm

Directed by Jafar Panahi (Iran, 2018, 100 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

Film

Invasion
January 20, 2019
1:00 pm2:50 pm

Directed by Shahram Mokri (Iran, 2017, 102 min.). Persian with English subtitles.

Film

Sly
January 20, 2019
3:30 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Kamal Tabrizi (Iran, 2018, 90 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

Film

Invasion
January 23, 2019
8:00 pm9:50 pm

Directed by Shahram Mokri (Iran, 2017, 102 min.). Persian with English subtitles.

Film

The Charmer
January 24, 2019
5:30 pm7:15 pm

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

Film

Cancelled: A Man of Integrity
January 24, 2019
8:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2017, 117 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

Film

Cancelled: A Man of Integrity
January 25, 2019
4:30 pm6:35 pm

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2017, 117 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.

Film

Feast of Sorrow
January 25, 2019
7:30 pm9:45 pm

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

Film

Feast of Sorrow
January 26, 2019
1:00 pm2:45 pm

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

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Sponsors

The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

The Boston Festival of Films from Iran is supported by the ILEX Foundation with assistance from Olga Davidson and Niloo Fotouhi.