It's Winter - LA Film Festival (June 23-25, 2007)

It's Winter It's Winter

Iran, 2006, 86 min
In Persian with English subtitles

Directed By: Rafi Pitts
Writer: Rafi Pitts
Producer: Mohammad Mehdi Dadgoo
Cinematographer: Mohammad Davoodi
Editor: Hassan Hassandoost
Music: Hossein Alizadeh, Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Cast: Mitra Hadjar, Ali Nicksolat, Saeed Orkani, Ashem Abdi, Zahra Jafari

Writer-director Rafi Pitts carefully cultivates stark beauty in this neorealist drama based on a novel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi and the heartbreaking poetry of Mehdi Akhavan Sales. A hot-blooded mechanic arrives in a meager town on the outskirts of Tehran where, under the bleak curtain of winter, he falls in love with a woman whose husband has left her behind to seek a better life abroad. With its undercurrents of sexual tension and a vulnerable yet volatile antihero, this is one of the most daring Iranian films in many years.


Sat, Jun 23 / 2:30pm
Mann Festival Theatre

Mon, Jun 25 / 7:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute

Rafi Pitts & Mitra Hajjar - Westwood (June 23, 2007) - by QH    Rafi Pitts & Mitra Hajjar - Westwood (June 23, 2007) - by QH

Rafi Pitts & Mitra Hadjar - Westwood (June 23, 2007) - by QH

Related Links
Interview with Director Rafi Pitts (June 24, 2007)
Interview with Mitra Hajjar (June 25, 2007)
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