Border Café

Border Café  {Café Transit}
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Border Café
Café Transit
Iran, 2006, 105 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Topics: Political, Women
Program: Awards Buzz - Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Greek, Persian, Turkish English Sub-Titles

A widow’s effort to run a truck stop diner near the Iran-Turkey border becomes a lesson in stifling patriarchy. Taking on gender and geography, the film deals with physical and metaphorical borders. A strong script, nuanced acting, and a sharply delineated sociopolitical sense make it as enjoyable as it is intelligent.

DIRECTOR: Kambuzia Partovi
Producer: Charoen Iamphungporn
Editor: Jafar Panahi Jacques Witta
Screenwriter: Kambuzia Partovi
Cinematographer: Mohammad Reza Sokout
Music: Ali Birang
Principal Cast: Vanchos Constantin, Svieta Mikalishina, Fereshteh Sadr Orfani, Nikos Papadopoulos, Parviz Parastui
Filmography: Naneh Lala va bacheharesh (1997), Bazi-e bozorgan (1992), Gorbe-ye avaze-khan (1990), Mahi (1989), Golnar (1988)

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