Film Screening: The Cow (Gav)

When 28 Nov 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Screening room ( LL2)
255 sullivan street
New York, NY 10012
United States
Enquiry 212/998-6780
Dariush Mehrjui’s groundbreaking 1969 film The Cow, adapted from a short story by leftist writer Gholam-Hossein Saedi, paved the way not only for an Iranian New Wave cinema during the Pahlavi era but also for the post-revolutionary cinema of the Islamic Republic. The film depicts a poor villager, Mash Hassan, who owns his village’s only cow—his sole source of joy and livelihood. Influenced by Italian neorealism, Mehrjui portrays ordinary peoples’ lives and their relationship with nature—which he treats with empathy and respect during a time when the Pahlavi regime was promoting a modern, Westernized image of Iran. 79 min. In Persian with English subtitles. Introduced by Mehdi Faraji, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU.Co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and Grey Art Gallery.Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited, and subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Offered in conjunction with NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960, on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, NYC, September 6–December 8, 2018. The exhibition continues at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, 24 West 12th Street.

Image courtesy of the organizer.

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