American film center to screen “Yeva”
Art and Experience: Iranian-Armenian filmmaker Anahid Abad’s acclaimed drama “Yeva” will go on screen at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California in the U.S. on Sunday, Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation announced on Friday.
The screening is part of a program that plans to screen submissions for the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign-language film category.
“Félicité” by Alain Gomis from Senegal, “Loveless” by Andrey Zvyagintsev from Russia and “Tempestad” by Tatiana Huezo from Mexico will also be screened in the program.
“Yeva” was Armenia’s submission to the 90th Academy Awards, but it did not make the shortlist, which was announced in December.
Produced by the Foundation and the National Cinema Center of Armenia, the film tells the story of Yeva, a young woman who escapes her influential in-laws with her daughter Nareh after her husband’s tragic death, and takes refuge in one of the villages in the Karabakh region of Armenia.
Source: Tehran Times