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No Bears Khers Nist

  Jafar Panahi

  Iran     107 minutes

Synopsis

Playful, powerful, and narratively beguiling, No Bears finds master director Jara Panahi in top form. Starring as a fictionalized version of himself, the filmmaker, who has been barred from leaving Iran, relocates to a remote village to supervise a production taking place just across the border in Turkey. Initially enchanted by his celebrity, the local townspeople grow suspicious of him and his camera. The film within the film, about two lovers attempting to flee Iran, begins to mirror events in the director’s own life as reality becomes increasingly destabilized and the parallel narratives meld into one. The resulting experience is an unforgettable meta-textual reflection on the nature of freedom, oppression, authority, and cinema itself.

 Azeri, Farsi, Turkish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Mon, Oct 17 @ 8:15pm CDT

at Gene Siskel Film Center

Screening

Thu, Oct 20 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

Media

Film Credits

  •   Jafar Panahi
  •   Jafar Panahi
  •   Amir Etminan
  •   Amin Jafari
  •   Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Vahid Mobaseri, Bakhtiar Panjei, Mina Kavani, Reza Heydari
  •   Mohammadreza Delpak
  •   JP Production

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Burning Days Kurak Günler

  Emin Alper

  Turkey, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Croatia     130 minutes

Synopsis

After arriving in the drought-plagued rural outpost of Balkaya, by-the-book prosecutor Emre slowly begins to realize that he has been sent into a viper’s nest of corruption and scandal. Although he is hesitant to accept an invitation to dinner at the mayor’s residence, Emre eventually allows himself to be persuaded to attend, lest he offend the chummy official. But after waking up in the morning with little recollection of the events of the previous evening, he learns, to his horror, that a young Romany woman was assaulted on the premises. Emre embarks on an investigation that tests his own moral character as it threatens to reveal a secret of his own. Handsomely photographed, this crackling, politically-minded thriller also serves as a powerful cautionary tale of ascendant homophobia and populist attitudes gaining ground throughout the world.

 Turkish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Fri, Oct 14 @ 5:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Screening

Sat, Oct 15 @ 12:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Media

Film Credits

  •   Nadir Öperli, Kerem Çatay
  •   Emin Alper
  •   Özcan Vardar, Eytan İpeker
  •   Ceyda Yüceer
  •   Christos Karamanis (GSC)
  •   Selahatti̇n Paşali, Eki̇n Koç, Erol Babaoğlu, Erdem Şenocak, Seli̇n Yeni̇nci̇
  •   Krešimir Rodic
  •   Stefan Will
  •   Ay Yapim, Liman Film