RED ROSE, directed by Sepideh Farsi. France/Greece/Iran
Number 15 of 16 films on The Mission List.
Sepideh Farsi’s latest feature is a superb example of how to make films across borders. This story of a young activist’s relationship with an older man has the strengths of the best European art cinema, but is rooted in Iranian culture. It is a fiction film, but plugged directly into Iran’s notorious election.
Get more information on Red Rose here at the TIFF website.
Here’s where you can see Red Rose:
Sun, Sep 7, 9:30pm Scotiabank Theatre Cinema 13
Mon, Sep 8, 12:00pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Sat, Sep 13, 8:45pm Scotiabank Theatre Cinema 11
The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival
All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:
Transform the way people see the world through film.