Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

The Mama's Guest (Mehman-e Mama) (2004)

A social comedy from veteran director Darius Mehrjui ("The Cow," "The Tenants") that doubles as a love story to cinema itself.

Sat, January 30, 2010 | AVAYA Auditorium (ACES 2.302)

2:00 PM

The Mama's Guest (Mehman-e maman)
A film by Dariush Mehrjui (2004)
Persian with English Subtitles
Saturday, January 30, 2010
2:00 PM
AVAYA Auditorium (ACES 2.306, corner of 24th and Speedway)
Free and open to the public.

A social comedy from veteran director Darius Mehrjui ("The Cow," "The Tenants") that doubles as a love story to cinema itself.

"News that a long-unseen nephew is about to pay a courtesy visit with his new bride sends histrionics-inclined Mrs. Effat (veteran actress Golab Adineh) a-kvetching. Convinced shame will rain down on their house if they don't offer a welcoming spread well beyond their means, she first harries beleaguered, cinema-obsessed hubby (Hassan Poorshirazi), as well as their university student daughter Bahareh and extremely rambunctious young son Amir. Soon her sense of emergency envelopes nearly everyone in their immediate community of the struggling and disenfranchised, including the daft med-school student and aspiring pharmacist whom daughter Bahareh is sweet on; well-born druggie Yuseef (Parsa Piroozfar) and his pregnant wife; a crazy elderly lady obsessed with her pet chickens, and so on." (Variety).

Screening followed by Q&A with actor Parsa Pirouzfar (Youssef).

Sponsored by: Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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