CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Wed, Mar 1, 2017 1:30 PM
Hammer Theatre SJ Fri, Mar 10, 2017 11:30 AM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:North America
Production Country:Iran
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Soroush Mohamadzadeh
Producer:Yousef Vejdandoust
Screenwriter:Peyman Naaji
Soroush Mohamadzadeh
Music:Ali Birang
Editor:Soroush Mohamadzadeh
Esmaiel Torkzad
Cast:Shahab Hosseini
Arman Darvish
Nasim Adabi
Hasti Mahdavi


When a family's life hangs in the balance, who’s going to pull the stool?

For the longest time, a family has been waiting for the court verdict to be announced for the killer of their father, and now, finally, justice is due. Only the killer is one of their in-laws, and sending him to death would mean a total schism between the two families, and no future for the newlyweds. It is up to the two brothers to revenge the tragedy that has left them broken, or spare his life, forgive and mend what is left. Unfortunately, both have a different idea of what is "right." In a culture where saving honor means everything, how will this family manage to keep its secrets from spilling out into the streets? Rarely does current cinema venture to tell stories with such astounding immediacy. Wednesday is a visceral, profoundly affecting, masterful drama, exploring the high stakes when choosing between love, anger, and tradition in contemporary Iran.

Sponsored by the Applied Materials Foundation