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FIREFLIES

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER
JUNE 20, 2019. 6:00 PM. 

Venue  

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Sq S, New York, NY 10012

(212) 998-3650

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ABOUT

ORIGINAL TITLE: Luciérnagas
DIRECTOR: Bani Khoshnoudi

CAST: Arash MarandiEdwarda GurrolaLuis Alberti

Date completed: 2018

Country: Mexico-Greece-Dominican Republic

Film Category: Fiction

Length of Film: 85 min

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SYNOPSIS 

When Ramin hid on a cargo ship leaving Turkey, he never expected to end up in Veracruz, Mexico by accident.

 

Having escaped persecution as a young gay man in his home country, Iran, he suddenly finds himself far from everything he knows, living the life of an exile in this nostalgic, tropical port where his past and future are constantly confronted by new relationships and revivified desires.

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DIRECTOR'S BIO

Born in Tehran, Bani Khoshnoudi is a director and artist who works in the genres of documentary and fiction, as well as audio and video installation formats. Her work explores issues related to revolutions, modernity and memory (collective), and its impact on migration and exile.

 

She participated in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and her work has been exhibited internationally in different galleries and alternative spaces. Since 2009 he lives in Mexico City.