International Film Series: "No Bears" (2022)

Thursday, February 9, 2023 , 6 p.m.

Location: Gateway Film Center

Contact: Global Engagement

Tags: International Scholars International Students Global Engagement

Images courtesy of Janus Films

Join the Office of International Affairs and the Global Engagement team every first Thursday of the month to meet new friends, explore new cultures through international film and enjoy an exciting night out at the movies!

The next International Film Series will take place on Thursday, February 9, at 6 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center and will feature "No Bears" (2022), an Iranian drama. The film is in Persian and Azerbaijani, and English subtitles and closed captioning are provided.

Tickets are free when you present your BuckID starting at 5:30 p.m. The first 30 students receive free popcorn and a drink at concessions.

About the film:

Special Jury Prize winner, 2022 Venice Film Festival

One of the world’s great cinematic artists, Jafar Panâhi has been carefully crafting self-reflexive works about artistic, personal, and political freedom for the past three decades, despite his oppression at the hands of the Iranian government. Now, as the international film community vehemently denounces his summer 2022 arrest and continued imprisonment for his vocal support of a fellow artist’s independence, Panâhi has gifted us all with a new virtuosic sleight-of-hand.

In No Bearsas in many of his recent titles, Panâhi plays a fictionalized version of himself, in this case relocated to a rural border town to remotely direct a new film in nearby Turkey – the story of which comes to sharply mirror disturbing events that begin to occur around him. As he struggles to complete his film, Panâhi finds himself thrust in the middle of a local scandal, confronting the opposing pulls of tradition and progress, city and country, belief and evidence, and the universal desire to reject oppression.

Visit the Gateway Film Center for more information and view the trailer.