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  • 14th of Aban, The Day of Fire

    چهارده آبان روز آتش
    Directed by Robert Safarian • 2008 • Iran
    This Film is about one day of Iranian Revolution, 14th of Aban 1357 (5 Nov. 1978), the day Tehran was set on fire. From the beginning question arose who set the buildings on fire, SAVAK (security police of Shah) or the demonstrators. W...

  • 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 Good Time For Tragedy

    وقتِ خوبِ مصائب
    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 ...

  • 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 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

    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

    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.

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • Care For Me, Lady!

    بانو مرا دریاب
    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...

  • Crossed-Out Memories

    خاطره‌هایِ خط‌خطی
    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2015 • Iran
    A fascinating insight into the Iranian pop music industry, Nasser Saffarian examines the history of the 'anti-love song,' a form that rejects the idea of the conventional love song in favor of darker subject matter, such as bitterness, ...

  • Conversation With The Revolution

    گفتگو با انقلاب
    Directed by Robert Safarian • 2011 • Iran
    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...

  • Coup 53

    کودتای ۵۳
    Directed by Taghi Amirani • 2019 • UK/US/Iran
    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 sitting in vaults and baseme...

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

    مهمانی بزرگ شاه
    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...

  • Dingomaro

    دینگومارو
    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...