An Owl, A Garden And The Writer (جغد، باغ و مرد نویسنده )

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, 19.00 hrs

Location: Literaturhaus Köln, Großer Griechenmarkt 39,  50676 Köln

IR-FR-SW 2023
83 minutes
Director: Sara Dolatabadi

Original version in Farsi with English subtitles.

Mahmud Dolatabadi is one of the best-known and most important prose writers of our time. Translations of his books reach a worldwide readership and yet some of his most important works are not allowed to be published in Iran. In her formally unusual documentary, Sara, his daughter, portrays the 83-year-old, who lives in seclusion in his apartment and garden outside Tehran and looks back on an eventful life of inner resistance.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Sara Dolatabadi.


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Sara Dolatabadi (*1978 in Teheran) arbeitet als bildende Künstlerin und Filmemacherin.  Sie erwarb 2017 einen Master of Fine Arts (Hunter College New York) und 2003 einen Bachelor of Fine Arts  (Azad University Teheran). „An Owl, a Garden and the Writer“ wurde bei „Vision du Réel“ gezeigt.