“The Charmer”

Esmail is a darkly handsome Iranian immigrant to Denmark who is on the verge of being thrown out of the country unless he can find a Danish woman willing to marry him. Night after night he puts on the same suit and hits the Copenhagen bar scene hoping to turn the next woman he sees into his future spouse. But amidst a series of fleeting relationships and failed one-night stands, Esmail meets Sara, a beautiful Danish-Iranian woman who makes him question everything about himself and what he is doing. As time is running out, the charmer finds himself caught between self-interest and self-respect. 

Denmark/Sweden; Not Rated; Directed by Milad Alami (2017); 100 minutes; in Danish, Persian and English with English subtitles

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Registration is required. After you register, you will be emailed a confirmation from a service called Eventbrite. On the day of the event, a link to access the film will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to the scheduled screening time. The viewing is time-sensitive. The link will activate on Tuesday, July 7 at 7pm and will expire on Wednesday, July 8 at 6pm.


Welcome to App Summer Online 2020!

Join us for a special message by Festival Advisory Board chair Kent Tarbutton and vice-chair Jenny Miller welcoming our online audience to the 2020 season! Denise Ringler, Director of Arts Engagement and Cultural Resources, will also provide an introduction to the season, with informative details about the month-long menu of compelling music, dance, film, theatre and visual arts programming awaiting the festival audience in this innovative, newly formatted season!  

Following its scheduled broadcast, this event will be available to view for the duration of the festival. You may access it here or on our YouTube channel.