Iranian Film Fest: No Choice

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Showings

The Main 3 Sun, Aug 21 2:00 PM
Film Info
Program:MSP Iranian Film Festival
Release Year:2020
Runtime:108 min
Country/Region:Iran
Language:Farsi
Print Source:Iranian Independents
Tags:Drama
Social Justice
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Cast/Crew
Director:Reza Dormishian
Producer:Reza Dormishian
Screenwriter:Reza Dormishian
Principal Cast:Motamed Aria FATEMEH
Negar JAVAHERIAN
Parsa PIROOZFAR
Bahman FARMAN ARA
Pardis AHMADIEH
Mojtaba PIRZADEH
Babak KARIMI

Description

SCREENING SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

About the Film

Three Iranian women from different backgrounds intersect in this powerful social drama from Iranian writer/director Reza Dormishian.

Golbahar, a sixteen-year-old homeless girl, is forced to have a baby for a wealthy factory owner. After a month, Golbahar is threatened if she does not get pregnant soon. Following a medical test she learns that her tubes are tied, a procedure she has no recollection of ever undergoing. She encounters Sara, a human rights attorney who suspects Golbahar's situation is the result of an unofficial national plan to euthanize the homeless in Iran. Sara’s research leads her to Dr. Pandar, a physician who she believes may be responsible. For her part, Dr. Pandar is a dedicated and compassionate doctor whose support for her patients is evident.

No Choice is a compelling moral and legal thriller about three strong Iranian women who must navigate a society and legal system largely out of their control.