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Iranian Programme & Talk by Artist and Anthropologist Ahmad Moradi

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Bragg Theatre, Schuster Building

University of Manchester

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Love, loss, unexpected human connections, incisive socio-economic observations and an unexpected crisis of faith in this selection of the best of New Iranian Cinema.

LIMIT UK PREMIERE

(Wri / Dir: Javad Daraei, Prod: Arezo Balali Dehkordi, Iran, 2017, 8 min 48 sec)

In a quiet part of the city, a disturbed man begs for help, luring people back to his home...


SA'AD'S OLIVE TREE

(Dir: Ahmad Zayery, Prod: Mahdi Motahar, Iran, ?, 20 min)

Saad lost his eyesight due to an explosion. His school friends, his mother and the olive tree stand by him.


ON THE ROOF

(Wri / Dir / Prod: Amirhossein Kotobzadeh, Iran, 2016, 9 min 43 sec)

Leila, a beautiful traditional Iranian woman, is gathering her clothes from a washing-line on the roof of her building when an encounter with a stranger with a camera turns the scene into a photoshoot.


VISION UK PREMIERE

(Wri / Dir / Prod: Soheil Amirsharifi, Iran, 2016, 14 min 49 sec)

Obsession with love leads to excessive control


MASSIVE ATTACK: LIVE WITH ME

(Wri / Dir / Prod: Amirhossein Kotobzadeh, Iran, 2016, 5 min)

Longing to see her lost lover, a girl decides to make his sculpture.


THE GUY CAME ON HORSEBACK

(Wri / Dir: Hossein Rabiei Dastjerdi, Prod: Samira Vejahati, Iran, 2016, 15 min)

Discovering that his disabled son has fallen in love with their neighbour's daughter, a rural man decides on a brutally pragmatic solution.


WHITE HOUSE

(Wri / Dir / Prod: Arastoo Mafakheri, Wri: Jamil Mafakheri, Iran, 2016, 20 min)

A deeply religious young man starts his job as a village Imam..


Followed by a talk by University of Manchester Artist and Anthropologists Elahe Habibi and Ahmad Moradi.

"Focusing on the recent proliferation of short films in Iran, this talk addresses the surge of cinematic efforts to produce histories. As these histories at times sit in some tension with the official narrative of the Islamic Republic, I highlght the unique capacity of short film production to circumnavigate the bureaucracy of censorship and permits.”

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