4 nights, 4 films, 4 parties, 4 dinners 

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MIFF 2011

MIFF was pleased to welcome the following special guests to participate in interviews after the screenings.

Marina Nemat, author of “Prisoner of Tehran” and “After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed”, following “The White Meadows”.

Mila Aung-Thwin, Producer of “Last Train Home”

Justin Chadwick, Director of the “The First Grader”

Click on the films below to learn more and see trailers

In A Better World

In a Better World is a 2010 Danish drama film directed by Susanne Bier and written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen. Its original Danish title is Hævnen, which means “The Revenge”. The film won a 2011 Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Film and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

The First Grader

In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in

 

Last Train Home

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration—an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verité style

 

The White Meadows

Mohammad Rasoulof expertly weaves together poetry, mythology, metaphor, and the absurd to tell the fable-like story of Rahmat, who sails from island to island on salt-filled Lake Urmia to collect tears as people unburden their sorrows into glass jars. It is said that the tears become pearls as their sins are atoned for, but Rahmat’s