Film Screening - Waiting for Kiarostami

Event Date: Saturday, October 27 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: August Coppola Theater, SF State Fine Arts Building, 101
Reception, Film Screening and Discussion

Waiting for Kiarostami

A film by Hossein Khandan

Join us for a Film Screening & Discussion with Actress Ana Bayat

Moderated by Britta Sjogren, Director, SF State School of Cinema

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Reception - 5:00 - 6:00 pm
August Coppola Theater, SF State Fine Arts Building, 101

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A young Iranian woman (Dorsa Sinaki), who is dutifully pursuing her father’s plan for her to become a doctor -- attending medical school in China - - is thrown into existential turmoil when a  famous casting director offers her the lead role in Abbas Kiarostami’s next film.

Caught between her own desires and ambitions and those of her father, she finds an unexpected ally in her mother, (Ana Bayat), who, she discovers, has  suffered from thwarted dreams of her own.

SPECIAL GUEST: Ana Bayat is the award-winning actress and playwright of the critically-acclaimed multilingual show Mimi’s Suitcase (“a hidden gem” and “pick of Fringe” at 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe). She is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Persian. Ana holds a B.A. Honors in Language and Linguistics, an M.A. in Film and a PG Dip. in Acting and Stagecraft from Birmingham School of Speech and Dramatic Arts in England. Following in her father's footsteps, Ana trained in the Stanislavski system by training with direct students of the master himself. Alongside her artistic career in theatre, film and voice-over, Ana is also a lecturer in Modern Languages at the Department of World Languages and Cultures at St. Mary’s College of California as well as a published translator and an international language specialist and consultant. 

Co-sponsored by the SF State School of Cinema, Persian Studies, & Middle East and Islamic Studies, SF State.

This event held in tandem with CINE 325.2 - Focus on Women in Iranian Cinema: (Oct 26th, 4-10pm & Oct. 27th, 1-10 pm).