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Filmfest DC - Inversion

Run Time: 84 Minutes

Inversion

Behnam Behzadi
Iran, 2016

Tehran’s all-engulfing smog is both plot point and metaphor in this absorbing drama of a woman’s struggle for independence. Niloofar (Sahar Dowlatshahi) runs a small but thriving tailor shop inherited from her father. Unaccountably single (well, she’s beautiful, open, generous, a bit willful, and maybe that accounts for it), she is still the little sister who lives happily enough with her mother in the family apartment. When the mother, diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease, must move out of the city, Niloofar’s siblings assume she will pick up her life and move with her. The family machinations—like something out of a Douglas Sirk melodrama, or what Variety called “the clandestine suspense of the everyday”—take the most ordinary, insidious turns until Niloofar herself is gasping for breathing space. With a marvelous performance by Dowlatshahi, Behnam Behzadi’s third feature screened at Cannes in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section.—Judy Bloch 

In Farsi with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Inversion
Sunday, April 23, 2017 6:15 PM
Landmark E Street Cinema  
Door Time: 6:15 PM
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004