Introduced by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
A bride-to-be relapses with her heroin addiction. To get her clean before the wedding, her mother takes her on a harrowing road trip to a treatment center near the Caspian Sea. In a race against time and amid family strife, Mainline shows the brutal uphill battle toward recovery. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film features striking cinematography by Abbas Kiarostami’s director of photography, Mahmoud Kalari. 2006, 35mm, 79 minutes.