2016. Iran. Dir: Asghar Farhadi. With Taraneh Alidoosti. 125 min.
A married pair of actors are forced to hastily move to a new apartment; despite their best e orts to settle in, the shadow of the previous resident’s past looms over their lives. Set against the backdrop of a Persian production of Miller’s eponymous tragedy, Farhadi’s (A Separation) Oscar-winning thriller offers a frightening exploration of intimate violence.
“Sneaky” Anike Arni ’13writes in about something that’s socially positive, but phrases it in morally hollow terms (see title):
Wesleyan’s International Relations Association would like to invite you to apply to be in the IR conference organizing team. Though the conference is only in the fall, on October 6th (which means, seniors, you can’t get in on this), the fun start now!!
The topic of the conference is “The Cold War of the Middle East: Iran – Saudi Arabian Relations” — let’s get a grasp on why Iran is the new “threat”. Pretty timely and important topic. And we got some pretty important people coming to talk about it.
So, we’re inviting you to organize, network, design, deal with money, put together concerts, or simply lead. There’s a job for everyone. (Committee descriptions here).
And, yes, you do get to put this on your resume. So, apply now online. Deadline is March 2nd(this Friday!!). (No one is rejected, of course, but we want to know which position is the best for you).
WIRA loves you! If you have any questions, shoot them this way: wira(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Roger Cohen, Editor-at-Large for the International Herald Tribune and frequent contributor to the New York Times Op/Ed page, will give a lecture at 8pm tonight entitled “The New Middle East and its Challenges to America”.