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Royal Theatre

1597 Bay Ave
Trail, BC V1R 4A9
Phone: (250) 364-2114

The Persian Version

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:09 pm

Trail & District Arts Council’s MONDAY CINEMA presents The Persian Version at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail on Monday, Feb 12th @ 4 pm.
Doors open at 3:30 pm.

Coming from two countries at odds with each other, Iranian-American Leila strives to find balance. As she embraces her opposing cultures, she boldly challenges the labels society is quick to project upon her. When her large family gathers in New York for her father’s heart transplant, Leila tries to keep her “real” life separate from her family life. But a family secret is uncovered that catapults the estranged mother and daughter into an exploration of the past, to discover they are more alike than they know.

Watch the trailer https://youtu.be/wFSCN9t9MxE

“The Persian Version” pulses with personality, striking an excellent balance between humor and heart.” – RogerEbert.com

“Fizzy and fun for all the family.” – Hollywood Reporter

“A funny, soulful journey across language and time that also offers an illuminating look at the complexities of motherhood and identity.” – Huffington Post

Dir: Maryam Keshavarz / Cast: Layla Mohammadi, Niousha Noor, Kamand Shafieisabet / USA / 1 hrs 47 mins / English, Farsi/ Comedy, Drama, Romance / PG (coarse and sexual language)

Tickets $12 at tickets.trail-arts.com or call the Box Office at 250-368-9669 Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm. If tickets are available, they will go on sale at the venue 30 minutes before the screening. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.

The Monday Cinema series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and proudly supported by Wellington Altus Private Wealth Management and MP Wealth Advisory. Monday Cinema is presented by Trail and District Arts Council and screens at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.

Films in the Winter Monday Cinema Series are:

January 8: Who’s Yer Father – In this laugh-out-loud caper, a small-town private investigator is hired by a wealthy seafood buyer to investigate the sale of black market lobster on Prince Edward Island. After joining forces with a scrappy convenience store owner, he uncovers much more than expected.

January 15: Fallen Leaves (Subtitled) – In modern-day Finland, two lonely souls in search of love meet in a karaoke bar. But their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost numbers to wrong addresses, and a charming, stray dog.

January 22: Dumb Money – In this subversively funny ‘David vs. Goliath’ true story, a regular guy, who sank his life savings into GameStop (the video game store) stock in 2021 and posted about it online, makes his followers rich and Wall Street billionaires angry.

January 29: Anatomy of a Fall (Subtitled) – In a remote town in the French Alps, a man is found dead in the snow and his wife is suspected of her husband’s murder, their blind son the only witness. Part legal thriller and part family drama, the film is a taut, suspenseful, and thrilling story about perception, truth, and ambition wrapped in a heady puzzle.

February 5: Maestro – A love letter to life and art, “Maestro” tells the complex love story of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein over 30 years, led by a pair of powerful performances, “Maestro” serves as a stirring overview of a tremendous talent’s life and legacy.

February 12: The Persian Version (Some subtitles) – In this dramedy, Iranian-American Leila strives to find balance between her opposing cultures. But when her large family gathers in New York a family secret leads the estranged mother and daughter to discover they are more alike than they know.

February 19: No film on Family Day

February 26: Driving Madeleine(Subtitled) – Madeleine, 92, calls a taxi to reach the retirement home where she must live from now on. She asks Charles, a disillusioned driver, to pass by the places in Paris that mattered in her life. As Madeleine’s extraordinary past emerges both lives are changed.

March 4: Scrapper – Georgie is a 12-year-old girl who lives on her own in London. She’s happy about it, in fact she’d rather have it that way. But, when her estranged father turns up out of blue, she’s forced to confront what’s really going on.

March 11: The Teacher’s Lounge (Subtitled) – Carla is an idealistic sports and math teacher at a high school. When a series of thefts occur at the school, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. But as she tries to do everything right, the pressure threatens to break her.