Mourning – Global Lens Film Series

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February 10, 2013 – Sunday – 3 p.m. – Downtown Library

Mourning – directed by Morteza Farshbaf (Iran)

From a black screen, a man and a woman are heard arguing and hurrying away from a house. Afterward, the screen radiates brilliant green countryside, traversed by a small black car. Subtitles relay a conversation by another man and woman, but now we hear no voices. Kamran and Sharareh, a deaf couple, are driving Sharareh’s young nephew, Arshia, back home to Tehran. Something terrible has happened. But the couple keep the news from Arshia, debating his future in a language not as private as they believe, and turning a car trip into a subtly humorous and deeply compassionate meditation on communication and emotional disability.  In Farsi with English subtitles.

Global Lens 2012 Film Series Juneau. Promoting cross-cultural understanding through film. Sundays at 3pm, Jan 13th through Feb 18th, free at the Downtown Library. Upcoming films: Feb 17- The Prize (Argentina).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries, The Goldtown Nickelodeon and the Capital City Rotaract.

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