New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series



January 25, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(French/Iranian, 2000, 94 minutes, color, 16mm)
(In Farsi with English subtitles)

Directed by Hassan Yektapanah
Starring Rashid Akbari, Mahmoud Behraznia, Valiollah Beta

Djomeh is a twenty-year old Afghani. Denied permission to marry a widow 12 years his senior, he emigrates to Iran, works on a small dairy farm and worries that at 20, an age considered past prime in Afghani standards, he will never marry.