The Shop Window (2018) & Abadani (1990, US Premiere)
Date and Time: Tuesday May 28, 7:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes (The Shop Window), 90 minutes (Abadani).
Location: Southside Theater
Early Bird: $5
General Admission: $5
At the Door: $7
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $75.00
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Two films by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abdolreza Monjezi are to be presented at the Festival. His latest, The Shop Window is about love, courage and sacrifice. An earlier work titled Abadani that takes place during the 1980s war with Iran, depicts to what extent love can flouris—even amidst the horrors of a bitter military conflict.
Abdolreza Monjezi is a director and a writer. He is the chair person and spokesman of the Iranian Center for Screen Writers. Over the years he has collaborated with famous Iranian film directors such as the award winning Masoud Kimiai and Naser Taghvai.
Shakibai is the leading actor in Abadani. He began his artistic work in theater. His other acting credits include Red Line directed by Masoud Kimiai and Hamon. The latter assured Shakiba’s reputation as one of the leading actors in post-revolutionary Iran.
Abadani was Ms. Kosari's third movie and she is currently rated as one of the most successful actress in the Iranian cinema.
Mogholi is one of the most prolific TV producers in Iran. He specializes in creating in-studio fictional dramas with a documentary- like atmosphere.
Nima is the musical director of The Shop Window. He started playing piano at a very young age and at 14 was recognized as one of the top pianists in Iran. He is now 25 and has two international musical awards.