Where is the Friend's House? (1987)
An unsung victim of the draconian Iranian regime is
its film industry, once regarded as among the most accomplished in the world.
But recently the authorities have incarcerated some of their best directors,
including Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, who nonetheless have completed
features and smuggled them out of the country. The annual Boston
Festival of Films From Iran will screen those contraband works,
Rasoulof''s Good Bye and Panahi's This Is Not a Film, among its selection of
both recent and older films. It opens Friday, January 20 with a film that helped start the
Iranian film renaissance in the first place, Abbas Kiarostami's profound and touching Where is the Friend's House? (1987; 5:45
pm). The museum is at 465 Huntington Ave, Boston | $11; $9 students, seniors |
617.369.3907 or mfa.org.