Films 2018

24 Frames

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

Inversion (Varoonegi)

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.

Iran’s Arrow – The Rise & Fall of Paykan

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.


Dr. Ahmad Kupal, hunter and taxidermist, researcher and romanticist, loves animals and good food. A generally kind-hearted and a funny fellow, he now deals with his past and his abysses in his apartment.

Memories for all Seasons

The film documents in retrospect, how in 1984 a completely new group of patients arrived in Vienna – the Iranian poison gas victims – and the Austrian doctors had to react with new forms of treatment within a very short time.

Meta Marathon

Ghodrat, a simple worker from a village near Shiraz, is celebrated in the media as a living marathon legend. He sees himself as the chosen hero of the poor and oppressed.

Moft Abad

Five young men are merely scaping by in a flat-sharing community in the Tehran district of Moft Abad.

Mother of the Earth

Dr. Haydeh Shirazi returned to Iran from Germany to prevent the destruction of agricultural land, eliminate urban waste and combat air and water pollution.

Museum of Peace: An audiovisual tour

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.

Party at Nachtigall

Bam~Bou~Büs is a French-Iranian DJ. Her female sense for an extraordinary musical collage shows no respect for genre limitations.

Poets of Life

After studying literature in Paris, Teheran native Shirin Parsi and her husband settled in the village of Shanderman on the Caspian Sea.


Four IT students from the province want to drive a new business idea despite all the adversities – low prospects for the future and resistance from their families: Everyone should be able to develop their own apps.

The Boulevard Story

The “Boulevard Keshavarz” in the heart of Tehran has been a symbol of modernisation in Iran since the 1940s. After Queen Elizabeth’s trip to Iran, first called “Elizabeth Boulevard”, it appears as an urban resort in numerous films, songs and texts.

Wedding: A Film

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.


Only as a young man does Zemnako learn that he survived the poison gas attack on Halabtsche in 1988 as a baby and was adopted by an Iranian woman.