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UW Cinematheque - Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: 35mm Forever!
Crimson Gold (Talaye Sorkh) | Iran | 2003 | 35mm | 92 min. | Persian with English subtitles Director: Jafar Panahi
The gifted director Panahi confronts class divisions within contemporary society through this dark story that begins with a violent jewelry store robbery gone awry. In flashback, the life of the main perpetrator – an overweight Tehran pizza delivery man played by non-professional Emadeddin – is brought out of the shadows. The tense, spare and compassionate screenplay is by the great Abbas Kiarostami.