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Summer Celebration of Iranian Film Festival


Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (BST)

Summer Celebration of Iranian Film Festival

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Admission Ended £26.00 £2.62
At the Door Ended £35.00 £0.00

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Exhibition, Live Entertainment & Outdoor Screening

Opera House Holland Park

Enjoy an outdoor summer exhibition celebrating the best of Iranian cinema at the Opera House Holland Park.


Special Guest - Mani Haghighi - Q&A

Film Screening - Paziraie Sadeh (8.30pm)

Winner of Netpac Award - Berlin 2012
Iran/100 min/2012/Dir. Mani Haghighi/English subtitled
Paziraie Sadeh (Modest Reception) Short Synopsis: Leila and Kaveh, stylish urbanites from Tehran, are driving through the snowy mountains with millions in cash. Their job: distribute it to the poor. But giving money away is not as easy as you might think. As the pair begin to invent stories to make people accept their charity, the line between generosity and manipulation becomes uncomfortably blurred. IMDB, Interview with Director, Trailer


Special Guest - Kourosh Khani (photo opportunity 5.30pm)
Kourosh Khani makes his debut in the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2012, stepping up from the Formula Renault 2.0 BARC series. The 22-year-old also becomes the first Iranian driver to race in the new era of the series.

You will have the opportunity to take pictures with Kourosh (Formula 2 car tbc). Also the opportunity to do a test drive on Formula 2 racing simulator seat. Official Website: www.kouroshkhani.com


Exhibition (cash only)

Presented by www.inshopnist.com offering carefully selected range of cultural merchandise. Exclusive exhibitions of Books, CDs & DVDs with special offer exclusive to this event.


Please note only cash is accepted on the day of the event.


Naghali - Traditional story telling - English & Farsi (6pm)
Naghali is narrating of important stories from the Iranian fables, myths and epics which have remained in the most important books since ancient times. In this play, one person both narrates and plays all the roles.

Synopsis: Rostam is the champion of champions, defender of the truth and upholder of the justice in ancient Iran. The story takes place on Banoo Goshasp (Rostam's daughter) wedding night. Youtube Video

Live Music - Modern age performance (6pm)

A unique modern age performance of pop rock music will be given by Farzad Marand, a new London based singer-songwriter. He will be singing and playing three of his original songs on the piano whilst being accompanied by Alessandro La Barbera on the guitar.


Live Music - Music Persian Style (6pm)

A unique controversial performance of Piano and Tumbak Persian style.  Arranged by Iman Bashari on Piano and Ali Torshizi on Tumbak.   









Train to Tehran- Private view (5-6pm rsvp required) 

We are proud to present Train to Tehran, an exclusive selling exhibition of Iranian artists on the occasion of the UKIFF Summer Celebration of Iranian Film Festival at London's Opera Holland Park (11th August 2012).
Train to Tehran will be a chance to see a selection of paintings, photography, sculpture and printmaking from a group of new and established Iranian artists exhibiting in London together for the first time. There will be a Private View from 5pm to 6pm to which is RSVP (rsvp@ukiff.org.uk) required.

Please note that Train to Tehran is an integral part of the Summer Celebration, which is a ticketed event.

Forming part of these Events, this unique one day Exhibition includes works for sale by:
Afsoon, Abbas Afshar, Hojat Amani, Fereydoun Ave, Melodie Hosenzadeh, Shahram Karimi, Hossein Khosrojerdi, Shadi Mahsa, Kimia Rahgozar, Anahita Rezvani Rad, Batool Showghi.


Saba Zavarei - Performance Art
Altering the equation of control between the artist and the audience, from one extreme to another, opens up an area of possibilities through which they can both experience something new. The idea of leaving the work unfinished, relying on the viewer to become an active participant, is becoming integral to her practice. The participant interacts, reacts and eventually changes, and so does the artist.


Exhibition doors open from 5.30PM, so there is plenty of time to spend in the beautiful grounds of Holland Park and take pleasure in an afternoon of cultural celebrations. This is followed by an evening screening of Paziraie Sadeh (Modest Reception at 8.30pm).

Images from past event: London Iranian Film Festival Facebook page


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"My Persian Nights" programmes are subject to change without notice. For more information visit ukiff.org.uk website for the latest updates.

Ticket Prices

General Admissions: £26

At the door (cash only): £35

What: Exhibition Live Entertainment & Outdoor Screening

When: 11th August 2012

What Time: 5.30pm-10.30pm

Where: Opera Holland Park

Directions to Opera Holland Park

Have questions about Summer Celebration of Iranian Film Festival? Contact UKIFF - TBS

When & Where

Opera House
Holland Park
W8 6LU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (BST)

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