January 05 only

“…cleverly balances psychological thrills with astute drama.” – Screen Daily
“Milad Alami’s superb Danish thriller, “The Charmer,” is a rebuke to the offensive stereotypes so often perpetuated by the American media. ”
– Matt Fagerholm,

“Esmail is a darkly handsome Iranian immigrant to Denmark, on the verge of being thrown out of the country if he can’t find a Danish woman to marry. He dresses well and frequents posh bars, easily ingratiating himself with attractive Danes who are seduced by his good looks, gentle manners, and apparent decency. But he’s a man caught between his self-interest and self-respect. Things get a lot more complicated when he meets a beautiful fellow countryman (Iranian singer Soho Rezanejad) who immediately grasps his game plan, but finds herself attracted to him nonetheless. The Charmer is
a debut movie by a director who understands that a psychological thriller need not focus on violent crime. Rather it wraps its head around the notion that small, seemingly insignificant acts may cause pain and trauma to those who become players in our lives.” – –Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum. Not Rated. Denmark, Sweden. In Farsi, Danish & English with English subtitles. 2017. DCP. 102 Mi

WINNER – Silver Hugo – Chicago International Film Festival
WINNER – Jury Prize for Best Screenplay – FEST International Film Festival
WINNER – Competition 1-2 Award – Warsaw International Film Festival
WINNER – Human Rights Award – Tbilisi International Film Festival
WINNER – Best Director – Tbilisi International Film Festival
WINNER – Fedeora Award – San Sebastian International Film Festival
WINNER – Grand Jury Prize – Palm Springs International Film Festival

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.



THE CHARMER: Upcoming Showtimes