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Thurs. April 13th @ 6:15PM
AFS Cinemas


Texas Premiere


Iran  I 165 mins I Drama I 2022 I Persian (Farsi) 

w/ English subtitles

Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

At the age of 40, Leila has spent her entire life caring for her parents and four brothers. The family argues constantly and their burdensome debts grow ever more worrying as economic sanctions buffet Iran. 


While her brothers are struggling to make ends meet, Leila makes a plan.

" brimming with humanity, depth, and humor" 

- The Playlist

"Excellent performances and increasingly harrowing stakes "

- Screen International

About the Artist

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Saeed Roustaee was born in Iran in 1989. After graduating from Soore University with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinematography, he first directed three short films, then a documentary which won over 100 awards worldwide.

His feature debut LIFE AND A DAY (2016), won 'Best Directing' and 'Best Screenplay' awards at the Fajr International Film Festival, the main film festival in Iran, along with several prizes in international festivals.

His second feature, JUST 6.5 (2019), premiered at Venice Orrizonti. It was nominated for the César Award for Best Foreign Film and won the Best Director Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival.


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Thank you to our community partners for this screening:



Writer/Director:       Saeed Roustaee         

Producer(s):             Saeed Roustaee 

                                 Javad Noruzbegi              

DOP:                        Hooman Behmanesh

Film Editor:              Bahram Dehghan

Set Design:              Mohsen Nasrollahi

Sound:                     Rashid Daneshmand

                                 Iraj Shahzadi

Sound Design:        Amirhosein Ghasemi

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