Sydney your Opening Night Gala is coming!
This Thursday 18 October 7pm
Sydney's Dendy Newtown is hosting the 2nd IFFA, Thursday 18 - Sunday 21 October 2012.
Our Opening Night Gala starts at 7pm with the screening of Ali Mosaffa's The Last Step / Peleh ye akhar followed by the afterparty.
Book your film and afterparty tickets ($35) now.
The Last Step / Peleh ye akhar, (2012), 88:00 min
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See the Sydney schedule for details on the films, Mourning, Hatred, Facing Mirrors, Here Without Me, Orange Suit, screening during the rest of the Festival season, Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October.
The Dendy Newtown is at 261-263 King Street, Newtown. Box Office: (02) 9550 5699.
Screening times, film information and tickets available at Dendy Newtown.
Facing Mirrors / Aynehaye rooberoo, 2011, 102:00 min
Rana, a conservative young mother, has been secretly driving a cab to support her family since her husband went to jail. When she picks up Adineh, a young woman from a wealthy family who is fleeing an arranged marriage and the country for a transgender operation, it’s a clash of class and belief systems.
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Writers: Negar Azarbayjani, Fereshteh Taerpour
Director: Negar Azarbayjani
Producer: Fereshteh Taerpour
Shayesteh Irani, Qazal Shakeri, Homayoun Ershadi, Nima Shahrokh Shahi
Rana is initially terrified of Adineh’s bold ways. But Adineh, is supportive of Rana and her own boldness in driving her husband’s taxi against his express orders, and an unlikely alliance forms.
This first Iranian fictional feature about transgender unites a female team of veteran writer/producer Fereshteh Taerpour with debut writer/director Negar Azarbayjani. The film has a sheaf of Awards, starting with the Special Jury Prize in the International Competition in Fajr. Our Festival Director Anne was serving on the jury. Shayesteh Irani (Adineh), last seen in Offside, was nominated for her brave performance for Best Actress at APSA 2011.
Facing Mirrors / Aynehaye rooberoo
screens Saturday night, 20 October, 7pm at the Dendy Newtown.