Meeting Leila


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Meeting Leila

  1. Saturday, January 25, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Meeting Leila
The only nuptial condition an inveterate chain smoker receives from his perfume-testing fiancée is to quit smoking. This poses a problem for the advertising agency ideas man for whom smoking is all part of the creative process. Co-written by Abbas Kiarostami, the story was inspired one cold, winter night, just after he had quit smoking. His doctor had told him not to smoke but didn’t say that he couldn’t talk about smoking. That night, the story was born. When we are alone we do as we please; when we are together we have to please; could we be together doing what we please? In Farsi language with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation)

Due to a schedule change, director Adel Yaraghi and screenwriter Abbas Kiarostami will not be present at this screening. They are now scheduled to be present for events on April 6 & 7.