"Modest Reception" – A Global Lens Film Recap And Discussion

Dr. Jimmie Reeves, Mernhaz Rahimi, and Future Akins-Tillett recently moderated a discussion and took questions over “Modest Reception,” a selection from the Global Lens film series.

Here’s the synopsis for the film, taken from the Global Lens Film Initiative website:

“Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy, but fascinating to watch, as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud or indifferent. Will they push things too far? Are they losing sight of their mission? What exactly is their mission? Led by riveting performances from Taraneh Alidoosti and writer-director Mani Haghighi, this bold comedy-drama unfurls with unexpected force amid subtle themes of power, privilege and corruption.”

For more information on the Global Lens Film Initiative, visit the website HERE or contact Dr. Robert Peaslee at robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.

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