BORDER CAFÉ (Café Transit)

In a village near Iran’s border with Turkey, Reyhan, a young woman with two children, faces a difficult choice when her husband dies. Instead of agreeing to marry her brother-in-law, as required by traditional law, she chooses to support her family by re-opening her late husband’s restaurant.

Kambozia Partovia represents Reyhan’s struggle for self-sufficiency in a rigidly traditional environment as all too real, and is continuously pressured to move into her brother-in-law’s home and become his second wife.

“One of the most enjoyable and original films to come out of Iran in recent years.” -UCLA Center for near Eastern Studies

“Partovi has become perhaps Iran’s most impressive screenwriting voice, successfully dramatizing a woman’s dilemmas.” –Variety

‘Border Café’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Farsi, Greek, Turkish and Russsian with English subtitles.

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