Border Café (Café Transit), directed by Kambuzia Partovi (Iran, 2005): in Persian, Greek, Turkish, Azeri, and Russian subtitles in English.
In a village near Iran’s border with Turkey, Reyhan, a young woman with two children, faces a difficult choice when her husband dies. She is continuously pressured to move into her brother-in-law’s home and become his second wife. Instead of agreeing to marry her brother-in-law, as required by her husband’s family tradition, she argues that she would rather support her family by re-opening her late husband’s truck stop café. The director, Kambuzia Partovi, portrays Reyhan’s struggle for self-sufficiency in a rigidly traditional environment.
Venue: Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211, 320 York Street, New Haven, CT
Introduction by Farkhondeh Shayesteh
Refreshments will be served.