The Stranger and The Fog

Southeast Asian Premiere

Bahram BEYAZAIE Iran 1974 140 min PG13 (Some Violence)

Myth, dreams and political allegory coalesce in this visionary and rare classic from pre-revolutionary Iran.

On the coast of the Persian Gulf, Ayat, the titular stranger, drifts ashore on a boat—bloodied, bruised and amnesiac. As he recuperates in an isolated fishing village, he marries a local widow despite resistance from the community. Years later, a group of armed men emerge from the fog in search of Ayat.

Oneiric and mystifying, the haunting imagery is said to have come from director Bahram Beyzaie’s own nightmares—presaging the violent and regressive Iranian Revolution that would take place five years later. Deemed ‘incomprehensible’ and ‘anti-religious’ by domestic critics upon its release, The Stranger and the Fog was banned by the state and not seen for decades until recent restoration efforts.

 

Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Bahram Beyzaie. Funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.

9 Dec, Sat 11:00AM / 140 min

Oldham Theatre

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The Stranger and The Fog

Gharibeh Va Meh

Bahram BEYAZAIE

Iran

1974

Farsi

English

140 min

PG13 (Some Violence)

Southeast Asian Premiere

Bahram BEYAZAIE

Bahram BEYZAIE is a filmmaker, playwright and scholar who has directed close to 30 plays and films. Considered a key figure of Iranian New Wave cinema, his notable works include Downpour (1972), Ballad of Tara (1979) and Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989).

Parvaneh MASSOUMI
Khosrow SHOJAZADEH
Manuchehr FARID

Mohammad Taghi SHOKRAYI

Bahram BEYAZAIE

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