Art Gallery of Ontario — Sunday, November 19th, 3:30PM

Appendix (apandis)

(Actress Anna Nemati will be present for a Q&A after this screening.)

Director and Screenwriter: Hossein Namazi
Producer: Maghsoud Jabbari

Cast: Anna Nemati, Amir Ali Danaei

Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 83 min
Language: Persian with English Subtitles
Section: Competition

Appendix is Hossein Namazi's first feature film. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the Montreal World Film Festival, and featuring an outstanding performance by Anna Nemati, Appendix tells the story of Zari, who goes to the hospital with her husband due to severe abdominal pain. Using her friend's health card because hers is expired, Zari and undergoes appendectomy but the staff at the hospital become suspicious of her identity, miring the couple in a struggle with the health care system.