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  • 20th Circuit Suspects

    متهمین دایره بیستم
    Directed by Hesam Eslami • 2017 • Iran
    After having his car stolen, the director meets Ehsan, the leader of an adolescent crime gang that breaks into cars regularly. What forms is a close relationship between the director and the members of the group, following their steps for ...

  • A Brief Peace

    شهر خاموشان
    Directed by Ata Hayati • 2004 • Iran
    Contrary to the Westerners who want to prolong their life, for the Orientals and specially the Muslims, death is the beginning of a new life which they embrace.
    At least once a week, the people of Tehran go the biggest cemetery in their town (Behes...

  • A Lifetime in an Hour

    یک ساعت از یک عمر
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2015 • Iran
    "Eskandar Firouz," the founder of the Department of Environment is known as Iran's father of the environment. A few-hours-long meeting and conversation by three environmental activists with him is an oral history and a quick look at ...

  • A Waltz for Tehran

    والسی برای تهران
    Directed by Zeinab Tabrizi • 2016 • Iran
    Mehrdad Mehdi, one of the pioneers of street music in Iran, decides to get his old band members together to start a street music festival in Tehran. There are lots of obstacles and difficulties on this road which makes for a heartfelt and ...

  • A Little Stiff
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    A Little Stiff

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  • A Woman Without A Name

    زنی که نام ندارد
    Directed by Farzad Khoshdast • 2018 • Iran
    Behind the solid concrete walls of the women's prison Gharchak in Iran's capital, Tehran, four young women open the door to their lives and innermost thoughts. They reveal their downfall into substance abuse and violent crime, which led ...

  • Ahmadreza Ahmadi, A Man Who Is Not Like His Poems

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    Nasser Saffarian’s A Good Time for Tragedy (Vaght-e Khoob-e Masaeb) and Care for Me, Lady! (Banoo Mara Daryab!) are two often-overlooked documentaries that showcase the life and work of Ahmadreza Ahmadi, an Iranian poet and prominent figure in Iran’s New Wave Poetry movement. In these documentari...

  • Ali Aqa

    علی آقا
    Directed by Kamran Heidari • 2017 • Iran
    Seventy-year-old Ali Aqa’s large, fleshy hands shake as he helps a newborn pigeon chick hatch. His pigeons, which he keeps on the roof of his home, mean everything to him. He calls his favorite white pigeon “sweetheart” and even takes her into his ...

  • All My Trees

    همه درختان من
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2015 • Iran
    Mahlagha Mallah is Iran’s eldest environmental activist and the founder of the first environmental NGO in Iran. Spending a few days in her home and accompanying her in environmental gatherings and activities is an excuse to portray the c...

  • All That's Missing
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    All That's Missing

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    Directed by Zeinab Tabrizi • 2018 • Iran
    This documentary narrates the lives of two women, Mahnaz and Jamileh, who have both been diagnosed with breast cancer – one dies after a long battle with the disease, the other fully recovers and engages in charity, raising awareness among cancer patients....

  • Amnesia

    نسیان
    Directed by Shahin Parhami • 2002 • Canada
    Amnesia revolves around the improvised monologues of veteran Iranian Actor Shahram Golchin. It is a cinematic composition that weaves director Shahin Parhami’s signature poetic style of writing with image and sound with Golchin’s improvised perform...

  • Angel of the House of Sun

    حياط خلوت خانه خورشيد
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2009 • Iran
    In the backstreets of one of the poor districts of Tehran, in a very small house, everyday hundreds of women spend a few hours in the shadows of a safe shelter. Women, whose share in life is only suffering and humiliation.

  • Amin

    امین
    Directed by Shahin Parhami • 2011 • Iran
    Amin is the story of an ancient musical tradition and one man’s struggle to preserve it. It is told using a unique approach to documentary storytelling that challenges the boundaries of fiction and reality. Amin Aghaie is a young modern nomad from the...

  • Amour du Réel

    آمور دو ریل
    Directed by Iman Behrouzi • 2017 • Iran
    After working abroad for several years, a filmmaker returns to his family home in Shiraz, Iran to make a film for the woman he loves. His exploration of his feelings and of the cross-cultural and geographical barriers to pursuing this relationsh...

  • Atlan

    اتلان
    Directed by Moein Karrimoodini • 2015 • Iran
    Ali’s 90-year-old grandfather always told his family, “A Turkman without a horse is not a Turkman”. Following in the family tradition, Ali trains the sturdy creatures for a grand race in a northern Iranian province. His favourite horse, Ilhan, ha...

  • Back Vocal

    صدای دوم
    Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb • 2004 • Iran
    Back Vocal tells the story of women singers, whose unaccompanied singing is forbidden by religious laws of the country, but who nonetheless try to remain active; even if that means taking the second seat. I knew from the beginning that such a ...

  • Bassidji

    بسیجی
    Directed by Mehran Tamadon • 2009 • Iran
    In a desert, on a hill, men and women in chadors and children wander through a vast open air "museum" dedicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war. It is Iranian New Year and we are close to the Iraqi border. I'm following my guide. He...

  • Before The Revolution

    قبل از انقلاب
    Directed by Dan Shadur • 2013 • Israel
    Today they may be sworn enemies, but in the 60s and 70s thousands of Israelis lived in Iran. Protected by arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israelis enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle, wilfully blind to the corruption they supported. But in...

  • Behjat Sadr: Time Suspended

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    Directed by Mitra Farahani • 2006 • Iran
    Behjat Sadr is one of the pioneers and masters of modern art in Iran. This film is a journey into the life and works of a poetic and brilliant painter. Ms. Sadr guides us through her intense, compelling canvases, musing on her process, her influences, and ...

  • Blames & Flames

    فالگوش
    Directed by Mohammadreza Farzad • 2012 • Iran
    In 1978, on the verge of the revolution, more than 130 cinemas burned down across Iran, including 28 in Tehran. Who set them on fire, how was it done, and why?

  • Bonyad-e Mostazafan Industries

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  • Breaking Bread

    نون و نمک
    Directed by Hamid Rahmanian • 1999 • Iran
    Breaking Bread is a slice-of-life documentary about a Korean-American family who invited an Iranian friend to make a final meal for their dying father. This poetic journey explores the interaction of different cultures through the celebration of...

  • Comeback

    Directed by Reza Sayah • 2018 • Iran
    Comeback is the story of the Iranian National Polo team's return to the international scene. Iran is the birthplace of polo but soon after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the sport all but disappeared in Iran. Comeback documents the history of polo in Iran, its n...

  • Conversation with the Revolution

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    The media images of the 1979 revolution are derived from a few sources that are repeatedly rearranged – and can reveal hidden stories and people. Safarian takes a personal look at the events, their cinematic presentation and the concept of revolution in general: his work coincided with the “Arab ...