Films from Iran: THE RUNNER plus Q&A w/ actor Madjid Niroumand


Sat Feb 11 2023 at 04:40 pm to 06:30 pm


AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | Silver Spring, MD

THE RUNNER [ دونده] [DAVANDEH] plus Q&A with actor Madjid Niroumand
In this "gem of the Iranian new wave" (J. Hoberman, The New York Times), Amiro (Madjid Niroumand) is an illiterate 11-year-old orphan living alone in an abandoned tanker in the Iranian port city of Abadan. He survives by shining shoes, selling water and diving for deposit bottles, while being bullied by both adults and competing older kids. But he finds solace by dreaming about departing cargo ships and airplanes and by running... seemingly to nowhere. Gorgeously restored with improved subtitles, you can finally see this "work of astonishing power and simplicity" (Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times) as it was meant to be seen. (Note adapted from Rialto Pictures.)
In Persian with English subtitles.
Part of the Festival of Films from Iran. For the full schedule visit:

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