"Border Cafe"
One-Time Screening


August 5, 2006 - 9:00 A.M. - Camelot Theatres

In a village near Iran’s border with Turkey, a young woman with two children faces a difficult choice when her husband dies.  Instead of agreeing to marry her brother-in-law, as required by traditional law, she chooses to support her family by re-opening her late husband’s restaurant to support her family.  Her success angers her brother-in-law, who devises one plan after another to take control of her life.  Filmed in Iran.  Border Café is part of the Global Film Initiative and Global Lens 2006 Education Program.

September 2005 – Toronto Film Festival
September 2005 – Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
October 2005 - Reykjavik International Film Festival
October 2005 -Chicago International Film Festival
November 2005 – Iran
November 2005 - Nantes Festival of 3 Continents
January 2006 - Palm Springs International Film Festival
March 2006 – Wisconsin Film Festival

Written & Directed by Kambozia Partovi
Genre:  Drama
Runtime:   105 minutes
Language:  Farsi, Turkish and Greek, with subtitles in English
Distributor:  Global Film Initiative