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  • 20th Circuit Suspects

    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 six whole years. Th...

  • A Good Time For Tragedy

    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2006 • Iran 
    Tribute documentary by Nasser Saffarian about influential poet and screenwriter Ahmadreza Ahmadi, the leading figure in Iran's New Wave Poetry movement. As Ahmadi provides insights into his life, the importance of knowing himself and his abilities, and ...

  • A Lifetime in an Hour

    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 lifetime of expe...

  • A Waltz for Tehran

    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 engaging story.

  • A Woman Without A Name

    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 to a life behind ...

  • 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

    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 bedroom....

  • All My Trees

    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 critical state ...

  • All That's Missing
    Movie + 1 extra

    All That's Missing

    Movie + 1 extra

    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....

  • Angel of the House of Sun

    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.

  • Atlan

    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, has won ...

  • Back Vocal

    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 film wou...

  • Bassidji

    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's ta...

  • Behjat Sadr: Time Suspended

    Movie

    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 ...

  • Care For Me, Lady!

    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2010 • Iran 
    'Care For Me Lady' focuses on the life of Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, one of the greatest poets of the New Wave in Iranian poetry. His distinctly unusual and surreal style is easily recognizable, setting him apart from his peers. Nasser Saffarian's documentary g...

  • Breaking Bread

    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 an ordin...

  • Coup 53

    Directed by Taghi Amirani • 2019 • UK/US/Iran
    * ONLY AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA *
    While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover never seen before archive si...

  • Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran's Ultimate Party

    Directed by Hassan Amini • 2016 • Iran 
    In 1971, the Shah of Iran, the self-proclaimed 'king of kings', celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing the greatest party in history. Money was no object - a lavish tent city, using 37km of silk, was erected in a specially created oasis....

  • Dingomaro

    Directed by Kamran Heidari • 2013 • Iran
    Since his Internet hit, “Bad Shans” (hard luck), Hamid Said has become one of the most famous black musicians in Iran. He’s traveling by motorbike across the province of Hormozgan, which is situated in the South of the country on the Persian Gulf, in order...

  • Fight Feast

    Directed by Vahid Hosseini • 2018 • Iran
    Fight Feast is about the vicissitudinous story of Iranian music between 1979-1989, the years just after the revolution through the end of Iran-Iraq war. The narrative of restrictions and obstacles told by musicians, composers, and state authorities. The co...

  • Flax To Fire

    Movie

    Directed by Bahram Azimpour • 2017 • Iran
    Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a quilt-maker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help o...

  • Formerly Youth Square

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Mina Akbari • 2019 • Iran
    Journalist Mina Akbari’s FORMERLY YOUTH SQUARE opens with a photograph of a group of 70 journalists taken about 20 years ago in Javanan Square. Of those, only six continue to work in their profession, including the filmmaker. Many emigrated after the 2009 unr...

  • Freedom In The Fog

    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2007 • Iran 
    This intriguing short portrays the lifestyle of a Spanish woman living in Washington D.C. as she protests the American occupation of Iraq. Residing in a tent directly outside of the White House, Conception Picciotto is a constant presence amongst the to...

  • Friends At Work

    Movie

    Directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab • 2017 • Iran
    In 1983, amidst the hardships of post-revolutionary and war-torn Iran, a group of engineering classmates established a steel foundry near the city of Sari, in the North of Iran. Their main goal was to gain income for themselves and at the same time elim...