Tuesday April 9 – 4 p.m.

Wave, Coral and Rock by Ebrahim Golestan
1961 / Iran / Documentaire / 41′

A documentary about the oil pipe installation in Khark, Iran in 1962.

Harvest and the Seed by Ebrahim Golestan
1965 / Iran / Documentaire / 30′

A sardonic look at the conditions of a poverty-stricken Iranian village after the so-called agrarian reforms of the early 1960s

Wednesday April 10 – 5:30 p.m. / Friday April 12 – 5:30 p.m.

The Night It Rained by Kamran Shirdel
1967 / Iran / Documentaire / 38′

A modern-day epic that attempts to retrace the true circumstances of a heroic act in the north-Iranian countryside. One rainy night near the village of Gorgan, a schoolboy discovered that the heavy rains had washed away the soil underneath a section of railroad tracks.

Friday April 12 – 5:30 p.m.

L’Attente by Amir Naderi
1974 / Iran / Fiction / 48′

A kind of magical realist parable that follows a boy’s daily chore: bringing an elegant glass bowl to get filled with ice, and then returning home. The simplicity of this ritual stands in contrast to a world in which every glance and every gesture seems loaded with hidden meaning.