World Premiere

A Shrine

15
84 mins
Abdolreza Kahani
Farhad Zarei, Kamelia Simab, Keyvan Safari, Masoud Motehaver, Mojan Safari, Nima Sadr, Shahrooz Rezania, Sholeh Lajevardi

Premiere Status

World Premiere

Countries

Canada, France, Iran

Language

Persian (Farsi), with English subtitles

Content Warning

Death and dying

Run Time

84 minutes

Overview

Part of the 

strand.

A middle-aged man builds a mobile religious shrine to make money in this darkly funny and moving exploration of consequences.

Confronted by the success of this get-rich-quick scheme, a crisis of conscience forces our hero into a spiral of remorse and self-examination.

Deceptively simple and superbly acted, this elegantly subversive film doubles as an intriguing window into the diasporic Iranian community in Montreal. 

– Paul Ridd

Showtimes

Monday 19 August
11:00

84 mins

The Cameo

Cameo 1
Pay What You Can (£3 – £11)
Monday 19 August
15:45

84 mins

Summerhall

Red Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 20 August
11:00

84 mins

Inspace

Screening Room
Tuesday 20 August
18:30

84 mins

50 George Square

Screening Room

The Venue

50 George Square

Newington,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9JU

The Venue

Inspace

1 Crichton Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9AB

The Venue

Summerhall

1 Summerhall,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1PL

The Venue

Cameo Cinema

38 Home Street,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9LZ

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