October 20, 2019
Tale of The Sea
Hosted by Rendezvous With Madness / Workman Arts
651 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
October 20 at 6:00 PM
This delicate and quiet film, part family drama part homage to older Iranian artists, comes from veteran director Bahman Farmanara. Taher Mohebi, a well-known writer, breaks down after witnessing a violent murder and spends three years in a mental institution. After his release Taher is told that things are just as they were before, but his relentless hallucinations make him want to return to the institution. This film is dedicated to Abbas Kiarostami and affectionately displays the late master’s understanding of complex human relationships.
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Mental Health and Film in Iranian Canadian Communities
For over a decade, the Intercultural Iranian Canadian Resource Centre (I2CRC) and Rendezvous with Madness have collaborated to present Iranian films that explore mental health and addiction issues as well as host post-show discussions and beautiful pre-show receptions. This year is no exception as we close the festival with Iranian food, conversation, and of course, films!
Afie Mardukhi, Moderator
Ali Saeedi, Filmmaker
Aref Mohammadi, Filmmaker
Kamran Bordbar, Psychiatrist
ASL interpretation. Open captions. This venue is not wheelchair accessible. The Workman Arts Theatre has stairs up from the street into the building and into the theatre and stairs down to the washrooms. More accessibility information is available on the Workman Arts website.