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Films & Visual Arts | 2002 - 1999, Continued...


Film Premier
September 29, 2002

Ilex Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts Film Program presented the Boston premiere of Marooned in Iraq, the latest film by Bahman Ghobadi, at Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts. Marooned in Iraq received the International Critiques Award (Francois Chalais) at Cannes Film Festival 2002. Director Bahman Ghobadi was unfortunately not present due to visa delays; however, his sister and closest confidant, Azar Ghobadi, was present with a heartfelt message from Bahman Ghobadi and later partook in a discussion about the movie with the audience. The film was praised highly by a sold-out theater. Bahman Ghobadi was the winner of Camera d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2000 for his film A Time for Drunken Horses.


Film Premier
September 25 & 27, 2002

The Corcoran Gallery of Art premiered the latest feature film of Kurdish-Iranian film director Bahman Ghobadi before it receives U.S. distribution. Press release.


Film Screening
Tuesday September 17 & 18, 2002

Ilex Foundation and Building Bridges: Middle East-US screened two movies from Iran, Son of Maryam and The Longest Night in Woodstock, Vermont. Filmmakers were also present.

Photos: (left) Guests Ramyar Rossoukh and Stephen Caton enjoyed the reception held at the Ilex
Foundation offices in Boston, MA, and (right) Kiumars Pour Ahmad, Ahmad Moussazadeh, Mr. Jaffari
-Jozani, Olga Davidson, Ilex Foundation Chairman, Fereshteh Taerpoor, Niloo Fotouhi, Ilex Foundation
Executive Director, and Charles C. Buell, Building Bridges, at the Vermont Film Festival sponsored by
Ilex Foundation. Press release.