A Dragon Arrives!

Saturday, January 27, 2024

NY Premiere! Director Mani Haghighi in person for Q&A

Detective Babak Hafizi is being interrogated by the secret police. Everything began on January 23, 1965, the day after the Prime Minister was shot in front of Parliament. Hafizi was ordered to investigate the suspicious suicide of an exiled political prisoner on the remote island of Qeshm in the Persian Gulf. In an abandoned ship next to an ancient cemetery in the desert, Hafizi stumbles upon an even bigger mystery.

Screening as part of the Iranian Film Festival New York 2024

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  • Country Iran
  • Language Farsi and German with English Subtitles
  • Year 2016
  • Running Time 105 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Iranian Film Festival New York
  • Director Mani Haghighi
  • Cast Amir Jadidi, Ehsan Goodarzi, Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Nader Fallah, Ali Bagheri
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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