High Point Library
3411 S W Raymond Street
Seattle, WA 98126
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
Movies | Film,
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High Point Branch
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Join us for a screening of the Iraqi film, "Qarantina." The film is part of the Global Lens series of award-winning narrative feature films from 10 countries throughout the world. Description:
A broken family under an incestuous patriarch lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house. The pregnant daughter has fallen silent, finding some protection from the patriarch’s young second wife and his preteen son. Meanwhile, hard up for money, the household must live with a sullen and imperious boarder, a contract killer. In such a house, though, it may be that freedom and safety actually lie beyond the gates.
The film captures contemporary Baghdad’s moody interior and stunned atmosphere, echoed in performances by a cast who suggest unexpected resilience in the wake of catastrophe.
Director: Oday Rasheed
Language: Arabic, with subtitles in English
Length: 90 minutes
The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.
Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative's library of films.