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Films & Schedules - IRAN

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Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 2:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

MODEST RECEPTION

DIRECTOR: Mani Haghighi - IRAN

Leyla and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy but fascinating to watch as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud, or indifferent. Will they push things too far? Are they losing sight of their mission? What exactly is their mission? This bold, perversely fascinating comedy-drama unfurls with unexpected force amid subtle themes of power, privilege, and corruption. “Setting the scene is a brilliantly shot...

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