Sun, 29 November 2020 | 17:00
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)!