No Bears (Khers nist)

“The best movie of 2022” —Los Angeles Times

No Bears, the latest film from renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi, was completed shortly before his imprisonment in July 2022. Playing a fictionalized version of himself, Panahi is thrust in the middle of a local scandal when he relocates to a rural border town in Iran to direct, remotely, a new film in nearby Türkiye. He must confront the opposing pulls of tradition and progress, city and country, belief and evidence, and the universal desire to reject oppression.

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

No Bears (Khers nist)

Directed by Jafar Panahi
(Iran, 2022, 106 minutes, in Persian, Azerbaijani, and Turkish with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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