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The Man Who Became a Horse (Mardi ke Asb Shod) (Iran, 2015)

May 6, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents "UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema.".

The Man Who Became a Horse (Mardi ke Asb Shod) (Iran, 2015)
Directed by Amir Hossein Saghafi

This luminous feature introduces an elderly laborer and his adult daughter who live in spartan circumstances in a seaside community of day laborers. When circumstances change the community’s fortunes, the daughter sees the chance—or necessity—of breaking away, setting up a cataclysmic, intergenerational conflict. Spellbindingly beautiful, the film hearkens to the Iranian New Wave in its obliquely powerful and poetic treatment of societal schisms and inexorable change.

Producer: Ali Akbar Saghafi. Director: Amir Hossein Saghafi. Screenwriter: Amir Hossein Sagafi. Based on the short story Grief by Anton Chekhov. Cinematographer: Amin Jafari. Editor: Mastaneh Mohajer. Composer: Karen Homayounfar. With: Mahmoud Nazar-Alian, Levon Haftvan, Mazdak Mirabedini, Melissa Zakeri, Mahtab Saeedi.

DCP, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 113 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


May 6, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States