Exam (15”), Absent Wound (10”) The Visit (14”), Grandad was a Romantic (5”), The Role (15”), The Toaster I Used to Live in (7”), Tangle (7”)
Finally, the Iranian Film Festival in Cologne offers a special highlight.
“While one could count the number of women directors under the Shah on one hand, the Iranian Women’s Film Festival currently names around 1400 active Iranian animation, documentary, experimental and feature film makers worldwide. The desire for expression, the fight against oppression and the need to convey a message are reasons for this growth. But why are male filmmakers still more present? How can an Iranian woman assert her existence when it is constantly questioned? How can she resolve everyday contradictions – and rise up in a labyrinth of restrictions? Two short film programs illuminate some of these questions from the perspective of women.” (Ghasideh Golmakani)
Cinema is in a sense the “national art” of Iran, and it pushes the new generation behind and in front of the camera. Despite the comparatively difficult production conditions, hundreds of short films are made every year. Filmmaker Ghasideh Golmakani has put together two current short film programs by women directors that demonstrate an exuberant creative diversity.