Directed by Taghi Amirani • 2019 • UK/USA/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 basem...
Directed by Mehran Tamadon • 2014 • Iran
An atheist, Iranian filmmaker Mehran Tamadon managed to convince four mullahs, all believers in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to come and stay with him for two days and engage in discussion. In this confined space, daily life is combined with debate...
Directed by Hossein Torabi • 1979 • Iran
Pure “Direct Cinema”: Hossein Torabi films the events without knowing their outcome: Processions of mourning and jubilation, scenes after the fire in the “Cinema Rex” in Abadan, southern Iran, in which 377 viewers died; the famous interview with...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Directed by Bahman Kiarostami • 2015 • Iran
This documentary looks at the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who first garnered attention in the 1970s when she pioneered contemporary forms of geometric mirror works. Monir created an artistic language that was inf...
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...
Directed by Baktash Abtin • 2009 • Iran
"Mark" is a homeless drug addict who is living on the streets of Tehran, stealing from donation boxes and sleeping in the "Parks". He shares such an interesting and attractive account of himself from his past as a drug dealer, a husband, a father...
First Case, Second Case
قضیه شکل اول، شکل دوم
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1979 • Iran
This banned and rarely seen pseudo-documentary by Kiarostami is a testimony to his seldom acknowledged political shrewdness and his objective, complex perspective on the tumultuous events of the late 70s in Iran, culminating in the ...
Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution
ایران: یک انقلاب سینمایی
Directed by Nader Takmil Homayoun • 2006 • Iran
Throughout the twentieth century, Iranian filmmakers never ceased to fight against monarchical and then Islamic power. From this confrontation, an original cinematography emerged and is today exported worldwide. This documen...
The Pulse of History
Directed by Asghar Fardoust, Davoud Kanaani • 1979 • Iran
In the early days of the revolution, three young cameramen working for the National TV take their cameras out on to the streets of Tehran to capture the people’s revolution. This documentary, covers the revolutionary events from ...
Directed by Shahin Parhami • 2015 • Iran/Canada/Korea
Shahrzaad’s Tale is a story of a lost era and a forgotten star of pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema. Shahrzaad is the pseudonym of early 60s popular Iranian actor, also a published writer/poet and Iran's first woman filmmaker. She sa...
Iran’s Arrow, The Rise and Fall of Paykan
Directed by Shahin Armin & Sohrab Daryabandari • 2017 • Iran
Iran's Arrow is a film about a British car that was introduced to Iran in 1967. It was produced under the model name “Paykan” for 38 years. It can be seen in the streets of Iran today. The film shows the impact this car had on...
None of Your Business
وا کَس چه
Directed by Kamran Heidari • 2019 • Iran
“None of your business ” is a documentary film regarding the life and death of Ebrahim Monsefi, mostly known as Ebram; a popular southern guitar player, singer and poet in Iran who was born 70 years ago in Bandar-Abbas and passed away 50 years a...
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...
I Want To Be A King
میخواهم شاه باشم
Directed by Mehdi Ganji • 2015 • Iran
Abbas has a dream: a dream that one day, he will be king of a tribe that will be revered by people the world over. The trouble is, he’s got a pretty busy day job. After two German tourists stumbled into his hut in nomadic Iran and left havin...
The Green Cold
Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2002 • Iran
The first part of the Forough Farrokhzad's trilogy, The Green Cold examining the iconoclastic life of Forough Farrokhzad and her relationship with supporters and critics alike. Iran's most controversial and influential female of Persian poetry a...