Film: “Feast of Sorrow”

Friday, February 8, 2019, 7 PM

In person: Pourya Azarbayjani, director

With Feast of Sorrow, this year’s ILEX Foundation award recipient Pourya Azarbayjani (Unfinished Stories) weaves together four intersecting stories. A young man fakes his death in a scheme to raise money. A woman pretends to be someone she is not. A middle-age husband is enraged by his wife’s Instagram posts, and a young couple expecting a child are befriended by their Chinese neighbors. These tales illustrate how the internet and social media have transformed Iranian society. (Dir.: Pourya Azarbayjani, Iran, 2018, 97 min., DCP, Persian with English subtitles)

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free