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Scent of a Geranium and Before Summer Ends
May 4, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive presents
Scent of a Geranium (2018)
Directed by Naghmeh Farzaneh
Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Finalist. A young woman reflects on her mother’s gardening lessons in Tehran as a path to understanding and accepting her own experience as an immigrant in director Naghmeh Farzaneh’s wonderfully animated short.
Director: Naghmeh Farzaneh
DCP, color, 5 min.
Before Summer Ends (2017)
Directed by Goormaghtigh
Director Maryam Goormaghtigh weaves a most beguiling blend of fiction and non-fiction in this semi-documentary feature about a trio of Iranian expat bros who take a road trip through the shimmering French countryside before one of their own returns to Iran. The expected riffs on male obsessions — women, partying, women — come finer-edged with melancholy, regret and loneliness as the friends also reflect on their lives in self-imposed exile.
Director: Maryam Goormaghtigh. Cast: Arash, Ashkan, Hossein
DCP, color, 102 min.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.