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Track 143

When:

Sat Dec 6 2014, 4:30pm

Where: Shaw Lido , 350 Orchard Road, 5th/ 6th Floor, Shaw House , Tanglin, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Track 143 is a highly emotive story about the Iran-Iraq war that focuses on the torment of a woman, whose son volunteers to fight Iraqi forces during the invasion.

Unlike most war genre films, this tries to keep politics and propagandist pandering to a minimum. Instead, it simply seeks to tell the story about a mother’s hope for the safe return of her missing son. Solid acting from the talented Merila Zareie, as the weathered yet determined mother, has won praise on the festival circuit. Her powerful performance depicts fortitude amidst the pain of war, grief and loss.

Iranian new wave cinema is notable for its string of strong feminist films, and Track 143 is no exception; its central characters are notably strong women, while men play secondary and supporting roles.