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The Other Side of Burka

02/23/18 | 9:00 PM

Anthology Film Archives

32 2nd Ave Map

212-505-5181

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23-02-2018 12:00:00 23-02-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York The Other Side of Burka | 9:00 PM (AZ PASE BORGHE) Set in a tight-knit, extremely conservative island community off the Southern coast of Iran where all women wear burkas, this film begins as an investigation into the suicide of a woman named Samireh. Her husband callously says that while he cares about the lives of his kids, women's lives are cheap. However, the women Oskouei interviews – many of whom were married off at age 12 or 13 – stand up for themselves and discuss their difficult existences. Oskouei relies mostly on close-up or medium-shot interviews, and as usual, displays his gift for framing people dynamically in tight spaces. Preceded by: MY MOTHER'S HOME, LAGOON / KHYANEYE MADARIYAM MORDAB (2000, 29 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) A 67-year-old woman takes care of her 100-year-old mother, who is a complete invalid and talks compulsively about how she expects (and wishes) to die at any minute. But in order to make a living, the daughter, Kobra, goes out every day and works as a fisherwoman. Oskouei depicts the lagoon with a certain amount of lyricism, while simultaneously revealing the backbreaking nature of fishing. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=279975 Anthology Film Archives Anthology Film Archives

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(AZ PASE BORGHE)

Set in a tight-knit, extremely conservative island community off the Southern coast of Iran where all women wear burkas, this film begins as an investigation into the suicide of a woman named Samireh. Her husband callously says that while he cares about the lives of his kids, women's lives are cheap. However, the women Oskouei interviews – many of whom were married off at age 12 or 13 – stand up for themselves and discuss their difficult existences. Oskouei relies mostly on close-up or medium-shot interviews, and as usual, displays his gift for framing people dynamically in tight spaces.

Preceded by: MY MOTHER'S HOME, LAGOON / KHYANEYE MADARIYAM MORDAB (2000, 29 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) A 67-year-old woman takes care of her 100-year-old mother, who is a complete invalid and talks compulsively about how she expects (and wishes) to die at any minute. But in order to make a living, the daughter, Kobra, goes out every day and works as a fisherwoman. Oskouei depicts the lagoon with a certain amount of lyricism, while simultaneously revealing the backbreaking nature of fishing.

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