Previously at the ICA - Films
20 May 2017 – 24 May 2017
Niloofar, 35 years old, lives alone in Tehran with her aged mother, and stays busy with her tailoring shop. Tehran's air pollution has reached maximum levels because of thermal inversion (when warm air settles over cool air, preventing pollutants escaping), making it hard to breath. When doctors insist that her mother must leave smoggy Tehran for her respiratory health, Niloofar’s older brother Farhad and her sister decide that she must also move away to the countryside to accompany her mother. Niloofar is torn between family loyalty and living her own life and pursuing a potential love interest that she has kept secret from her family.
Inversion premiered in Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2016.
Inversion (VAROONEGI), dir. Behnam Behzadi, Iran 2016, 84 mins