Feminist Classic: The Sealed Soil
They had us at 'Feminist Classic'. But above and beyond that, this is a gorgeous, poignant, and historically relevant film. Being the first indie film made by a female director in Iran, Marva Nabili's brave debut has still never been shown in her home country, and had to be secretly smuggled out in order to get it on screen at all. This winner of the Outstanding Film Of The Year award at the 1977 London Film Festival (no biggie), this is the story of a young girl in an Iranian village who is fighting against the patriarchal structure of her society and trying to assert her independence - and it's executed with style and flair. You'll also get to see it on the original 16mm print - film buffs rejoice! But act fast, cuz it's almost sold out.