35th Annual Film Series Continues with ‘Fireworks Wednesday’ Feb. 19

The OCU Film Institute’s 35th Annual Film Series will continue with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday on February 19th.

960

From the Academy Award winning director of A Separation as well as The Past and About Elly, Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday is a gripping, suspenseful drama—a story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year. Rouhi, a young bride-to-be, is hired as a maid for an affluent family in Tehran. Upon arriving she is suddenly thrust into an explosive domestic conflict. What Rouhi discovers, however, threatens not only the family’s marriage but her own future. 

The screening will begin at 2:00PM at the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business at NW 27th Street and McKinley Ave. A discussion will follow the presentation for those who wish to stay. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

ACCOLADES FOR FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY

-“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work—before he was acknowledged as a master.” Wash. Post

-“Tehran on the eve of the Muslim New Year provides the backdrop for this engrossing Iranian drama about a marriage in crisis.” Chicago Reader

-“It is becoming increasingly apparent that Farhadi is one of the world’s top filmmakers, and there’s an appetite for his work.” San Francisco Chronicle

-“What pulls us into Fireworks Wednesday is the universality of the emotions its characters display and the familiarity of the situations they find themselves in.” LA Times

-“As with Farhadi’s other films, every detail of speech and body language resonates.” NY Times

-“This is clearly the work of a master in the making, an artist on the cusp of greatness. The dense interweave of relationships, a Farhadi specialty, is continually compelling.” Christian Science Monitor

UPCOMING FILMS

* March 5, Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent