The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

Apricot Groves


Monday, Nov. 6 at 9:45pm
Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7:15pm

Aram, an Iranian-Armenian trans youth who’s lived in the U.S. since childhood, returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend he met in America. On the whirlwind one-day trip, Aram encounters an array of cultural, religious, and national differences, but much harder obstacles are still ahead. The Miami New Times writes: “The brilliant ‘Apricot Groves’ is the rarest kind of queer film: one that eschews the usual tropes, such as coming-of-age tales, jokey plots, and tragic narratives. Pouria Heidary Oureh's film ... is more interested in showing the anxieties of marriage and relationships than it is in focusing on the trials that come with transitioning. It's a quiet, beautifully shot feature that reminds us that trans stories don't have to and shouldn't always be tragic narratives.”

80 min.

Directed by

Pouria Heidary Oureh



Film Category

Eastern European Focus International Spotlight QFest LGBTQ Spotlight


Class Issues Family Issues LGBTQ


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