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  • No Place for Angels

    جایی برای فرشته‌ها نیست
    Directed by Sam Kalantari • 2020 • Iran
    The Iranian national women's inline hockey team prepare to compete in South Korea. Throughout the film, these women struggle with their greatest fears and become stronger as they begin to believe in themselves and rely on the skills ...

  • Of Kings and Paintings

    شاهان و نقاشی‌ها
    Directed by Sara Nodjoumi • 2019 • USA
    Of Kings and Paintings is a history of Iran's extraordinary art from 1785 to 1925. The film offers an overview of Iran's most significant painters and paintings of this remarkable era and its continued legacy.

  • Narrow Red Line

    خط باریک قرمز
    Directed by Farzad Khoshdast • 2020 • Iran
    In a bleak Iranian Juvenile Rehabilitation and Correction Centre, a group of teenage delinquents and juvenile defenders decide to put on a stage show that will allow them to leave the prison for a day. With the help of professional actors F...

  • The Unfinished Childhood

    کودکی ناتمام
    Directed by Nasser Saffarian • 2021 • Iran
    A Documentary about childhood and children poetry in Iran, after the Islamic Revolution.

  • Platform

    صفر تا سکو
    Directed by Sahar Mosayebi • 2021 • Iran
    A Rocky-esque tale of determination and grit, Platform follows of three Iranian sisters as they compete to become international champions of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. The sisters thrilling underdog story explores not only their dedicated tra...

  • Be Like Others

    Directed by Tanaz Eshaghian • 2008 • Canada/Iran/UK/USA
    In the Islamic Republic of Iran, a country with strict social mores and traditional values, sex-change operations are legal. Over twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa (religious edict) making sex change permissible for “diagno...

  • Only Voice Remains

    تنها صدا است که می ماند
    Directed by Makez Rikweda and Sol Rikweda • 2019 • UK
    Only Voice Remains tells the story of Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad whose confessional works and daring personal life broke barriers of sex and society - and in the process, redefined what it takes to be a great arti...

  • Gracefully

    خرامان
    Directed by Arash Eshaghi • 2019 • Iran
    Gracefully tells the story of a drag queen who had been performing on stage for decades before the revolution and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, he has been banned from any kind of performance. He lives on a farm and spends most of his time farmi...

  • Iranian Journey

    Directed by Maysoon Pachachi • 2000 • Germany/Iran/UK
    Iranian Journey is a documentary road movie with Massoumeh Soltan Baloghie, the first woman long-distance bus driver in Iran and, probably, the whole Islamic world.
    On a 22-hour bus trip north to south across Iran from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, ...

  • Unwelcome in Tehran

    ناخوانده در تهران
    Directed by Mina Keshavarz • 2011 • Iran
    Mina, the director, is a girl from Shiraz who gets married in order to move to Tehran. Influenced by her own life, she decides to make a documentary about the girls nationwide who, like Azar, move to Tehran (the capital city) to start an ...

  • A Brief Peace

    شهر خاموشان
    Directed by Ata Hayati • 2004 • Iran
    Contrary to the Westerners who want to prolong their life, for the Orientals and specially the Muslims, death is the beginning of a new life which they embrace.
    At least once a week, the people of Tehran go the biggest cemetery in their town (Behes...

  • Touran Khanom

    توران خانم
    Directed by Rakhshan Banietemad & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb • 2018 • Iran
    Touran Mirhadi (Khomarloo) is the founder of Farhad School, the Children's Book Council, and the Encyclopedia for Young People. She was also actively involved with close to 20 other institutions dealing with child devel...

  • Jabaroot

    جبروت
    Directed by Shahin Parhami • 2003 • Canada
    Acclaimed Iranian-Canadian musician Kiya Tabassian leaves behind the slush, congestion and impersonal towering buildings of his home in Montreal to encounter the deep sources and inspirations of diasporic Persian music. His search takes us on a ric...

  • Lahoot

    لاهوت
    Directed by Shahin Parhami • 1998 • Canada
    Lahoot is an Islamic mythological term for the world beyond the corporeal existence. In a stylized, formalist illustration of dreams, memories and realities.

  • Nasoot

    ناسوت
    Directed by Shahin Parhami • 1997 • Canada
    A poetic meditation on the death of three Iranian refugees who committed suicide in Ottawa in the late 1990’s.
    Evoking the power of memory and history, this film is about dispossession, exile and alienation caused by war and displacement.

  • Amnesia

    نسیان
    Directed by Shahin Parhami • 2002 • Canada
    Amnesia revolves around the improvised monologues of veteran Iranian Actor Shahram Golchin. It is a cinematic composition that weaves director Shahin Parhami’s signature poetic style of writing with image and sound with Golchin’s improvised perform...

  • 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...

  • 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.