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  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • Cyrus, and There Was No Neighborhood

    سیروس بود و نبود یک محله
    Directed by Mina Saeedi Shahrooz • 2016 • Iran
    Cyrus is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tehran adjacent to the market. Since 2005, different plans for renovation and improvement have changed the lives of families.

  • 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...

  • Ferdowsi and the People

    فردوسی و مردم
    Directed by Hossein Torabi • 1977 • Iran
    A documentary about Ferdowsi, the great Persian poet of 9th century, the creator epic Shahnameh (the book of kings). The film examines the impacts of the poet and his masterpiece, almost one thousand years after its creation, on Iran and Iran...

  • Divorce Iranian Style

    Directed by Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini • 1998 • Iran/United Kingdom
    Divorce Iranian Style goes behind-the-scenes at a divorce court in Tehran, following three couples as they try to resolve their conflicts. Like a real-life forerunner to Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winner A Separation, the fil...

  • Faces

    چهره‌ها
    Directed by Shahin Parhami • 2008 • Canada
    Shahram Golchin is a professional film actor from pre-revolution Iran who was trapped between worlds in the prime of his career. Debilitated by a range of illnesses and a strong sense of exile, he is our window to the other characters of this fil...

  • Fight Feast

    بزم رزم
    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...

  • Fest of Duty

    Movie

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • For Freedom
    Movie + 1 extra

    For Freedom

    Movie + 1 extra

    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 the Shah – shortly before his departure at Mehrabad...

  • 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

    آزادی در مِه
    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 am...

  • Gas, Fire, Wind

    گاز آتش باد
    Directed by Kamran Shirdel • 1986 • Iran
    After the Revolution Shirdel continued to make commissioned films as an independent filmmaker. mostly industrials. He made two Oil Films for the Oil Ministry, "Gas, Fire, Wind" is one of them.

  • Genaveh Project

    طرح گناوه
    Directed by Kamran Shirdel • 1988 • Iran
    A documentary about designing and executing the major project of laying four undersea pipelines connected to four oil terminals in persian gulf.

  • Ghamsar Rosewater

    گلاب قمصر
    Directed by Hossein Torabi • 1971 • Iran
    A documentary about the village of Ghamsar, the historic hub of making rose water in Iran, depicting the traditions of making their famed perfume.

  • Fragments of a Revolution

    صحنه‌ی تاریخ
    Directed by Sahand Sarhaddi • 2019 • Iran/Sweden
    An experimental film about narrations of two journal photos from Iran's revolution 1979.

  • 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...

  • He

    مانکن‌های قلعه حسن خان
    Directed by Sam Kalantari • 2015 • Iran
    HE tells the story of the birth and life of some mannequins. They are all created in the same way but their faith is not the same.

  • Hey Humans

    آی آدم‌ها
    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 sta...

  • Hidden

    پنهان‌شدگی
    Directed by Seyed Reza Razavi • 2019 • Iran
    A female documentary filmmaker in search of the person who had filmed a 20-second footage of a massacre during 1979 Iranian revolution.

  • Huguette Caland: Outside the Lines

    Directed by L’Or Iman Puymartin • 2019 • Lebanon
    This riveting documentary offers a window onto the life and work of the iconic artist, Huguette Caland. Earlier in her life, Caland lived in Lebanon where she married and raised three children, while studying Fine Arts at the American University in...