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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
WAITING FOR KIAROSTAMI
Director Hossein Khandan
2017, USA/China/Iran, 86 min.
With Homayoun Ershadi, Ana Bayat
Chicago-based Khandan based this comedy-drama on his involvement in an unrealized film Abbas Kiarostami planned to make in China. WAITING FOR KIAROSTAMI is a fictionalized account of the talent search for a young China-based actress fluent in Persian, Mandarin, and English. Khandan, playing himself, discovers the seemingly perfect candidate, but her old-fashioned father (Ershadi of TASTE OF CHERRY) won’t hear of it, sparking a family feud. In Persian, English, Mandarin, and Italian with English subtitles. DCP digital.
Part of the 28th Annual Festival of Films from Iran.
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