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November 14, 2023—7:00 pm9:00 pm

“A gripping story about masculinity and family values” (Collider) — join us for a special screening of the Swedish social thriller Opponent (Motståndaren, Sweden/Norway, 2022) with director Milad Alami on November 14! Returning this November and December, the Nordic & Baltic Oscar Contenders series features screenings of films chosen by the Nordic & Baltic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the Best International Feature Film, including this year’s candidate for Sweden. A film talk and Q&A with director Milad Alami will follow the screening. 

In the aftermath of a devastating rumor, Iranian wrestler Iman (Payman Maadi), his wife Maryam (Marall Nasiri), and their daughters Asal (Nicole Mehrbod) and Sahar (Diana Farzami) have been forced to flee Iran, leading them to a run-down hotel in northern Sweden where they live as refugees. Despite feeling powerless, Iman tries to maintain his role as the family patriarch, and to increase their chances of asylum, he breaks a promise to his wife and joins the local wrestling club in hopes of trying out for Sweden’s national team. But as old rumors start to resurface, Iman’s fear and desperation begin to take hold.

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November 14, 2023
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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