Contemporary Iranian Cinema
Screening Dates
  • January 15, 2019 6:30
  • January 20, 2019 4:00

Columbus, the just-released new feature from acclaimed writer-director Hatef Alimardani, is an Iranian comedy for—and about—the Age of Trump. When an aristocratic Iranian family beset with various domestic and legal problems makes the unwise decision to immigrate to the United Sates, their trip coincides with Donald Trump’s unprecedented election and his subsequent travel ban directed against several Muslim-majority countries. Alimardani’s veteran cast includes Farhad Aslani, Saeed Poursamimi, Shabnam Moghaddami, Majid Salehi, Hanieh Tavassolli, and Farideh Sepah Mansour.