Global Lens 2013 Trailers

  1. Directed by Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira, Iraq, 2012 A government official, carrying a message from Iran’s president, travels across Iranian Kurdistan with his driver and a young guide on a mission to stop 111 young Kurdish women from committing suicide in protest against conditions that have left them spinsters. Racing against the clock, they travel into territory simmering with resentment at official neglect and the hardship it has sown among a proud people. Against a dramatically colorful physical and human landscape, wistful longing mingles with dreamlike desire and absurdist humor as the three travelers meander helplessly in a land riddled with contradictions. Part of the Global Lens 2013 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit globalfilm.org .

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  2. Directed by Zhang Yuan, China, 2012 San Bao is a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment and the woman he loves (who’s left him for a richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has run away from him. Lovelorn, self-destructive and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city with other soulful, cash-poor dreamers and misfits. Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in acclaimed director Zhang Yuan’s gorgeously gritty, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the teeth of heartbreak, ruthless inequalitie and unfeeling ambition. Part of the Global Lens 2013 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit globalfilm.org .

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  3. Directed by Mohamed Diab, Egypt, 2010 Three Cairene women from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. We begin on an overcrowded bus line, dreaded by Fayza as a daily site of humiliation and anguish. Responding to a self-defense talk by Seba, whose own assault has driven her marriage apart, Fayza fights back—and soon has a police detective searching for her amid public panic. Meanwhile, Nelly, an aspiring comic, faces pressure from family to drop a lawsuit against her attacker. Mohamed Diab’s deftly braided narrative tells a gripping, timely social tale through its patchwork of interconnected lives and deeds. Part of the Global Lens 2013 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit globalfilm.org .

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  4. Directed by Sebastián Silva, Chile, 2007 Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. At work on a seriously schlocky, low-budget horror film, Gaspar is still reeling from the death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro at yet another premature funeral. A mildly sociopathic young man with an unyielding curiosity for the dark side, Alvaro soon coaxes Gaspar out of his shell in unexpected ways, in a debut film that pulses with a sure cinematic style as it channels a compassionate vision of frail, formidable, unforgettable lives. Part of the Global Lens 2013 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit globalfilm.org .

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  5. Directed by Mani Haghighi, Iran, 2012 Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy, but fascinating to watch, as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud or indifferent. Will they push things too far? Are they losing sight of their mission? What exactly is their mission? Led by two riveting performances from Taraneh Alidoosti and writer-director Mani Haghighi, this bold comedy-drama unfurls with unexpected force amid subtle themes of power, privilege and corruption. Part of the Global Lens 2013 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit globalfilm.org .

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Global Lens 2013 Trailers

The Global Film Initiative

Global Lens 2013 will premiere January 10-26, 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art and will then be presented in over thirty-five cities across the United States and Canada throughout the year. The series includes ten award-winning narrative feature films


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Global Lens 2013 will premiere January 10-26, 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art and will then be presented in over thirty-five cities across the United States and Canada throughout the year. The series includes ten award-winning narrative feature films from Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Serbia. Please visit globalfilm.org for more information.

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