Watch two Iranian films at the Wisconsin Film Festival, May 13-20, 2021

The 2021 Wisconsin Film Festival, presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Communication Arts, will take place virtually from May 13, 2021 – May 20, 2021. The festival will present eight solid days of refreshing, view-at-home cinema to a community of film lovers across the state and beyond.

The film festival is co-sponsored by Middle East Studies Program, and will feature two Iranian films that are of interest to our community:

There is No Evil (2020), Iran

Read the IndieWire review here.

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s brilliant anthology feature unfolds across four stories about military men tasked with executions as they grapple with their options, contend with the fallout, and witness the impact it has on the people closest to them.


Sun Children (2020), Iran

SUN CHILDREN is the story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.

Click here to register.

You can purchase a festival pass for $140, or individual movie passes. Individual movie passes will be on sale soon, check back for updates!