In his last posthumously completed work, the old master of Iranian cinema once again turned to the main theme of his last decade: the union of poetry, painting and photography in moving images, the role of cinema as a mediator between nature and art
The unmarried Niloofar lives with her mother and runs a small tailor shop quite successfully. When the doctor advises the mother to move to the countryside for health reasons because of the smog, the brother and the family elders decide that Niloofar should accompany her.
The “Paykan” is national cultural heritage. Generations know, love and hate this originally British car model, which was produced in Iran for 38 years from 1967 on – first a sign of modernisation and mobility, then a symbol of traffic chaos and environmental pollution.
Tahsili outlines different phases of the 30 poison gas missions that were carried out during the Iran-Iraq war, touches on the role of German companies – which as suppliers for chemical laboratories also equipped Iraq – and focuses above all on the situation and feelings of the victims.
Director Farzad has split up with his wife. On his own and other people’s wedding videos he searches for early signs of coming misfortune and later divorce. Starting from the personal experiences, this poetic essay questions the concept of marriage and its social significance.