1980: Abadan, the center of Iran’s oil industry in the south of the country, is besieged by Iraqi troops. People leave their city, only a few stay behind.
Special issue 30.9.-1.10.
Visions of Iran
Filmforum NRW/Museum Ludwig, Cologne
In a special autumn edition, “Visions of Iran” shows current, internationally awarded Iranian cinema. For example, Saied Roustayie’s gripping, star-studded family drama “Leila’s Brothers” about a family’s survival in the midst of an economic crisis. Or the animated film “La Sirene/The Siren”, which revisits the time of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) – not a “war film”, but a poetic approach to the people of the port city of Abadan, home of filmmaker Sepideh Farsi.
The full program, with up-to-date information on the films and festival guests, can be found here starting next week, as well as on our social media channels.