Festival of Films from Iran

Directed by Kaveh Mazaheri
(Iran, 2020, Digital, in Farsi with English subtitles)

Botox follows the story of two sisters, one of whom works in a beauty salon. When their brother disappears, they claim he has left Iran for Germany with a smuggler. Over time, the lie takes on a life of its own, leading to dark and mysterious places. Botox won the award for Best Feature Film at Italy’s Torino Film Festival in 2020.

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Generous funding is provided by the ILEX Foundation.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.

Special thanks to community partners Society of Iranian American Women for Education; and Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston.


Directed by Kaveh Mazaheri
(Iran, 2020, 97 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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