|The House Under the Water|
Director Mohsen Abdolvahab debuts with ‘Please Do Not Disturb,’ tells three stories that take place in Tehran, Iran. In the first story, an young woman who has been beaten by her husband. The woman is about to complain to the authorities, but the husband is concerned about his job and the embarrassment. The next story is about a clergyman whose wallet and documents have been stolen. The clergyman enters into a complicated negotiation with the thief. The last story is about an elderly couple whose TV has broken. The couple are alone in the building and are afraid of opening the door to the young repairman. The film will be screened on Friday 8.30pm at Cinestar 3.
Shahin Parhami’s documentary ‘Amin’ is a journey of discovery into the heartlands of Iran and the slowly disappearing folk music of the ancient Qashqai tribes of southern Iran. The film is a powerful meditation on cultural loss through the eyes of a postgraduate music student on a quest to find himself. The film, a Middle East premiere, will be screened Friday, 3.30pm at Cinestar 7.