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Sunday 2nd March
Film at 7:30pm // Doors open an hour before
director Dariush Mehrjui Iran 1978 101 minutes
Ali struggles to care for his invalid father after moving him to a Tehran hospital. With few opportunities to make money, he sells his blood on the black market of dealers who buy and sell the much-needed substance inside the hospitals. Tired of being exploited, Ali decides to join the illegal trafficking of products, rising to the top of the black market. Along the way, he becomes cold and corrupted as he sells everything from left-over food to tainted blood.
About Rook Lane film nights….
Rook Lane Film nights take place on the first Sunday of every month throughout the year (with breaks for the summer and Christmas), with films starting at 7:30pm or later during the summer months. Alastair hand picks a diverse range of films from the BFI’s collection, seeking out hidden gems which turn out to be unexpectedly enjoyable.
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£6.50 payable on the door or in advance from Alastair on 01373 46426