Sunday, July 16th 2023
7 - 9 pm
This screening session features 2 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Reserve your tickets here. Please only book seats when you are sure you'll be there, thank you!
UNNAMED (IRAN) BY IRANMEHR SALIMI
Synopsis: Zainab is a successful girl who supports her family financially. But considers herself a boy in spirit, and has now decided to undergo gender transition. In addition to her family's opposition and society's view on this issue, she has more problems however. She played in the country's national volleyball team and is now in the Bartar league. If she goes through with the transition, she will be removed from professional volleyball forever due to her short stature compared to men, and not only will she lose her professional future, but also her livelihood and ability to take care of her family. Running time: 00:13:10.
CHAGRIN VALLEY (SWITZERLAND) BY NATHALIE BERGER
Synopsis: The sun shines every day in Chagrin Valley, USA. Frozen in a 1950s-inspired artificial decor, this assisted living facility for people who suffer from dementia is home to fragile and aging residents. Here, everyday life drags on slowly. Florence and her companions dream of an elusive elsewhere during their days punctuated by confusion, fleeting conflicts and overdue family visits. The caregivers – as kind as they are exhausted – run the show in this pastel-coloured, sanitised social theatre. Between two shifts, they confess their desire for a better future; one that is not so different from that of the residents, after all. Running time: 01:02:00.
Selections/awards: Vision du Réel (Jury Prize), Dok.fest Munich.