Global Lens 2012 Film Screening—Mourning (Soog)
Date: Thu. January 10, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
1659 W. Melrose Street
About this event:
Mourning (Soog) Morteza Farshbaf, Iran, 2011, 84 minutes
From a black screen, a man and a woman are heard arguing and hurrying away from a house. Afterward, the screen radiates brilliant green countryside, traversed by a small black car. Subtitles relay a conversation by another man and woman, but now we hear no voices. Kamran and Sharareh, a deaf couple, are driving Sharareh’s young nephew, Arshia, back home to Tehran. Something terrible has happened. But the couple keeps the news from Arshia, debating his future in a language not as private as they believe, and turning a car trip into a subtly humorous and deeply compassionate meditation on communication and emotional disability. Farsi, with English subtitles.