RIFF 2015 FEATURE FILMS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
RIFF Foreign Feature Film #3: "Oblivion Season"
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Rahway International Film Festival Foreign Feature Film Presentation - "OBLIVION SEASON" from Iran directed by Abbas Rafei.
Join us afterwards for hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar during our Lobby Networking Hour at 8pm.
All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!
10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".
Feature Narrative | Runtime: 1:34:00
Country of Origin: Iran
Synopsis: An ex-prostitute in Iran starts a new life by marrying her loved one, but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom, she will need to fight with the masculine society.
Director: Abbas Rafei
Abbas Rafei was born in 1962 in Shiraz. He graduated in Cinematography and established his own film production company. He has developed its activities for making many TV series, fiction and documentary movies. Until now, he has received a number of awards from the festivals all around the world.
Note from the Director: "In Iran's society today, making a film about prostitutes is a real challenge because the society and government deny their very existence. It is much more difficult that your protagonist be an ex-prostitute. I tried to show a woman behind bars and fences all over today's Tehran. She is trying to overcome all of the intolerance and traditional and religious dogmatism in her society, to live and stay alive. A society which doesn't wish to let her forget her past."