All Films

  • Hey Humans

    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad • 2016 • Iran
    Through the charity organization, "Chain of Hope", a team of volunteer Iranian and French medical doctors treat underprivileged child patients from all over Iran in three branches of cardiac, orthopedics and rehabilitation to the highest standards.

  • I Want To Be A King

    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 having much enjoyed the...

  • I, Akbar Etemad Split Atoms

    Directed by Vahid Hosseini • 2013 • Iran
    Akbar Etemad, born and raised in Hamadan, is the founder of the Iranian Organization of Atomic Energy and the first director of Bu-Ali-Sina University of Hamadan. He is known as the father of the nuclear science in Iran. This documentary is a narrative of...

  • I'm Just A Poet, Officer!

    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2016 • Iran 
    An intimist documentary on Iranian songwriter and poet Yaghma Golrouee. Alternating performance footage, poetic digressions and interviews with the poet, the film explores Iranian music and songwriting through the years, chiefly socio-political songs be...

  • Infidels (Koffar)

    Movie

    Directed by Bahman Kiarostami • 2003 • Iran
    Infidels (Koffar) is A Film about the Godars--Artist-Gypsies Living in Northern Iran. The film recounts the four ways which the Godars make their living: dancing, acting, hunting and music, and showcases their dedication to preserve their art and age-ol...

  • Iran’s Arrow, The Rise and Fall of Paykan

    Movie + 1 extra

    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 the Irani...

  • Iranian

    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, an u...

  • Janbal

    Directed by Mina Bozorgmehr • 2017 • Iran
    The rich Persian symbolic world is completely maxed out in an adventurous Iranian film about an artist's inner fantasy world. Fables, folklore, and Persian mythology meet in the adventurous Iranian docu-fiction 'Janbal', which takes place on the island of...

  • Kamancheh (The Kamancheh Player)

    Movie

    Directed by Bahman Kiarostami • 2004 • Iran
    Kamancheh seeks to celebrate and preserve the unique and beautiful music of the kamancheh. It explores the lives, work, and aspirations of Iranian musicians who have devoted themselves to this distinctive and challenging instrument.

  • Lady of the Roses

    Movie

    Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb • 2009 • Iran
    “Lady of the Roses” is the name given to late “Shahindokht Sanati”, a lady who went to Lalehzaar region of Kerman before the Islamic revolution, and replaced poppies with roses and opium with rosewater, and took this so far as transforming the agricult...

  • MAHAK: A World She Founded

    Directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab • 2017 • Iran
    The life of Saideh Ghods changed completely when her two-year-old daughter Kiana was diagnosed with cancer. As she confronted her daughter’s suffering, she became aware of the suffering of so many impoverished families in hospital corridors around the c...

  • Mokarrameh, Memories & Dreams

    Directed by Ebrahim Mokhtari • 1999 • Iran
    (The first part of a two-part documentary)

    Mokarrameh's home overflows with vivid paintings, giving insight into the lives of Iranian women. Mokarrameh, a widow in a rural Iran, once owned a beloved cow. She had to seek grass on a long and tiring walk t...

  • Molf-e Gand

    Directed by Mahmoud Rahmani • 2009 • Iran
    In this one sequence-plan documentary, Mohammad satirically talks about his childhood memories and his strong sixth sense (Molf-e Gand) during the Iran-Iraq war. With his beautiful power of expression, he turns his bittersweet memories into eye-catching i...

  • Molla Khadijeh and The Kids

    Directed by Ebrahim Mokhtari • 1996 • Iran
    When the sun is high in the sky and summer unfolds in Mehriz, a village Southeast of Teheran, a group of children attends a summer school class by the elder Mrs. Khadijeh. This dedicated teacher manages to put timid children at ease, console a crying gir...

  • Monir

    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 informed...

  • Mother of the Earth

    Movie

    Directed by Mahnaz Afzali • 2017 • Iran
    This documentary takes a brief look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband’s shared life, love and work and their attempt to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah’s garbage i...

  • My Mother Oak

    Directed by Mahmoud Rahmani • 2010 • Iran
    In the mountains, we acquaint with a person called Asad. He can sing well. His house was flooded by holding back the water of Karoon-3 dam. Because of his interest in the mountains and the jungle, he can’t stay in the city for good, so he sometimes return...

  • My Name Is Negahdar Jamali And I Make Westerns

    Directed by Kamran Heidari • 2012 • Iran
    “My name is John Ford and I make Westerns” this is how John Ford introduced himself at the American Film Directors’ Association gathering. Negahdar Jamali, an Iranian from Shiraz introduced himself the same way when Kamran Heidari first met him without kno...

  • None of Your Business

    Movie + 1 extra

    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 afterwards a...

  • Off Beat

    Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb • 2004 • Iran
    Off Beat is about young music lover—influenced by musical trends in the world, some of which are deemed harmful by officials in Iran—who have no place in the formal Iranian music scene and who play music in the quiet of their homes. Once I started edit...

  • Persian Garden

    Movie

    Directed by Bahman Kiarostami • 2004 • Iran
    Persian Garden, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the largest and most ambitious art exhibition in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Curator Faryar Javaherian invited over thirty renowned Iranian artists to respond to a theme that is paramount to ...

  • Pilgrimage

    Movie

    Directed by Bahman Kiarostami • 2004 • Iran
    Despite the threat of mines, assassination, and death by dehydration and starvation determined Shiite Muslims as many as 3,000 a day, have been pouring across the Iran-Iraq border since the fall of the Iraqi government. They risk their lives for only on...

  • Poets of Life

    Movie

    Directed by Shirin Barghnavard • 2017 • Iran
    The Parsi family - including their two sons, who have stayed to farm with their parents - has instituted innovations in rice production. They promote sustainable farming and refrain from using chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In a region where more...

  • Puzzleys

    Movie

    Directed by Mehdi Ganji • 2018 • Iran
    "Puzzleys" is the name of a four-member group of IT students who, in spite of suitable job opportunities and the opposition expressed by their families, want to start up their own business. Other than their education and determination, all they have is an ide...