I met and liked this interesting Iranian couple in Paris last week
when their feature dramatic film "Eugenia & John" showed in the US
section at Champs Elysee Film Festival.
finishing funds in the US In Progress section. (It did not win – too
bad!! It’s a good film.)
struggling with life, family and social issues and their relationship.
says. ‘John (the film’s male character name) has a very hard life
precisely because he
comes from a working class background.’ The film story then is of
young people today in the US stretching limits society imposes and
possibilities. Immigration for them is a huge social issue affecting
their entire younger generation.
She’s a Latina beauty struggling with boyfriend and race and class
issues which modern America throws at someone – anyone!!! – in her
Hossein Keshave, ‘I found her situation and struggles and attempts
at resolution particularly compelling. This girl has no opportunities
an immigrant workshop. The woman came to the US undocumented at 3 years
of age and
found it hard to get into school. Maryam says that, ‘This story in
our film tells the difficulties of immigrants here. The woman who
inspired the story had
to wait years for her green card. Millions suffer like this. It made
me, witnessing this, want to tell their story. Our film emotionally
connects with the
issue of what does it mean to be American now?’
dad owned property on Staten island and once rented a house to an
African American MD.
"We were actually threatened by some neighbors because of this.’
Social issues seem to predominate in their thinking.
Sweat" was a feature they co wrote. He Directed and she Produced. About
youth in modern
Iran. It was photographed completely underground, off the official
Iranian government (controlling) radar. Among other topics it deals with
government prohibition on alcohol including and especially the home