Sun, 29 November 2020 | 17:00

Iran 2019
Documentary, 73′, original with English subtitles
Director & screenplay Ehsan Khoshbakht
Camera Ehsan Khoshbakht
Music Naiel Ibarrola, Lander Macho
Performing artists Pouri Baneai, Reza Beyk Imanverdi, M. Fardin, Fourouzan

Ehsan Khoshbakht resurrects the era of Iranian popular cinema with his grip on the VHS archive and a tremendous amount of montage hard work: “Filmfarsi” means sex & crime, kitsch, racket and brawl – an Iran that no longer exists in this form and perhaps never did, because these beating, action and erotic flicks were too charged with deceptive projections and hopes of the pre-revolutionary Shah era. During the revolution the cinemas burnt down and “Filmfarsi” was history. But the film titles and their heroes are still on everyone’s lips, their songs never forgotten. Khoshbakht’s (psycho-)analysis of the genre questions the collective unconscious of a nation.

Followed by an online conversation with the filmmaker (inquired)!

Ticket prices
Price per film: 6,80€*
The tickets can be purchased on the streaming site. The sale starts on Thursday (26.11.) at 18 o’clock. Billing will be handled by Rushlake Media.

A festival pass (for 10 films) can be purchased for 39 €* by e-mail. You will receive a payment order from the general cinema as well as 10 coupon codes with which you can pay for the films on the streaming site.

* incl. fees


Ehsan Khoshbakht (*1980) London-based filmmaker, curator and author. The themes of his short documentaries range from Duke Ellington in the Middle East to expressionism in architecture and cinema. “Filmfarsi” is his successful feature film debut.