Fireflies

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Aug 17 2:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, Aug 21 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$7.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$7.00
Film Info
Program:MSP Iranian Film Festival
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Immigration
LGBTQ
Release Year:2018
Runtime:88 min
Country/Region:Mexico
United States
Greece
Dominican Republic
Festivals & Awards:Best Actor: Lleida Latin-American Film Festival 2019; Best Film: Miami Film Festival 2019; Grand Pri
Language:Spanish
English
Persian
Print Source:TLA Releasing
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goXjCT3H_SQ
Cast/Crew
Director:Bani Khoshnoudi
Producer:Elsa Reyes
Bani Khoshnoudi
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Israel Cárdenas
Laura Amelia Guzmán
Janja Kralj
Cinematographer:Benjamín Echazarreta
Screenwriter:Bani Khoshnoudi
Editor:Miguel Schverdfinger
Gil González Penilla
Principal Cast:Arash Marandi
Edwarda Gurrola
Luis Alberti
Eligio Meléndez
Ishbel Mata
Eduardo Mendizábal
Uriel Ledezma
Filmography:The Silent Majority Speaks
Ziba
A People in the Shadows

Description

When Ramin hid on a cargo ship leaving Turkey, he never expected to end up in Veracruz, Mexico by accident. Having escaped persecution as a young gay man in his home country of Iran, he suddenly finds himself far from everything he knows, living the life of an exile in this nostalgic, tropical port where his past and future are constantly confronted by new relationships and revivified desires.

Tehran-born, Mexico City-based writer/director Bani Khoshnoudi's second feature fiction was influenced by a real-life story of a man transported across the world on a container ship and left disoriented in a strange new land, as well as the current massive exodus of Iranian youth to Europe and the Americas due to the marginalization of groups (like LGBTQ) and ongoing political repression.

Director Biography

Born in Tehran, Bani Khoshnoudi is a filmmaker and artist working in documentary, fiction, as well as with sound and video installation. Her work explores questions related to revolution and modernity and its impact on memory, exile and migration. She was studio artist at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Her films have played in festivals, galleries and alternative spaces around the world. Since 2009, Bani lives in Mexico City.


Sponsors

Supporters

Kia Bazargan
Hamid Mohtadi
Amir Radmehr
Ioanna Apostolidou
Jeremy Iggers

MSP IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

MSP Film Society presents the second annual MSP Iranian Film Festival August 15-18, 2019 at the Film Society’s Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre. The Festival showcases acclaimed and award-winning new Iranian cinema, and presents a variety of themes, genres, and perspectives of contemporary Iran.

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