Here Without Me (Inja bedoone man)

Unclassified 18+
Bahram Tavakoli, 100 mins, Iran, 2011, Digital Betacam, Farsi with English subtitles. Courtesy: Visual Media International.

Here Without Me (Inja bedoone man)
Here Without Me (Inja bedoone man)

This contemporary Iranian adaptation of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, portrays the clash between the dreams and the harsh reality of a single-parent family struggling to survive in contemporary Tehran.

The mother, who works hard in a factory to support herself and her two children, lives in fear of being laid off. Her sole dream is to find a match for her impossibly shy, lame daughter, who in turn dreams of an impossible love. Her son, who works in a warehouse, loves the cinema and dreams of of being a poet.

Shot between the home and the industrial work places of both mother and son, the film is evocative of a particular part of Tehran. Despite the realism of the location, writer/director Bahram Tavakoli inflects his trademark spirituality.

The film boasts outsanding performaces. The role of the daughter seems written for the ever luminescent Negar Javaherian and Fatemeh Motamed-Arya's outstanding performance as the mother brought her the Best Actress Award, Montreal.

Dates   Sat 13 Oct 2012, 7pm
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