Ranger and Leopard (Vortex) & In the Realm of the Spider-Tailed Viper

Sun, 29 November 2020 | 13:00

Iran 2018/2019
Documentary, 90′, original with English subtitles
Director & Screenplay Fathollah Amiri
Music Babak Mirzakhani
Camera Nima Asgari
Performing artist Ranger Halvani

Largely unnoticed by western audiences, the genre of Iranian nature films has reached a remarkable level. It takes us into a rich flora and fauna amidst overwhelming natural scenery and secluded landscapes and suggests that man’s relationship with nature must change. We will show two films by Fathollah Amiri which have received numerous international awards. „Ranger and Leopard” accompanies the rescue operation of the endangered Persian leopard, and “Spider-Tailed Viper” follows a team of researchers in the difficult search for a unique, very strange little snake.

Ticket prices
Price per film: 6,80€*
The tickets can be purchased on the streaming site. The sale starts on Thursday (26.11.) at 18 o’clock. Billing will be handled by Rushlake Media.

A festival pass (for 10 films) can be purchased for 39 €* by e-mail. You will receive a payment order from the general cinema as well as 10 coupon codes with which you can pay for the films on the streaming site.

* incl. fees


Fathollah Amiri (*1981). M.A. at IRIB University, member of the Iranian Documentary Film Association. Films: “Sunset of Khojir” (2007), “Life in Eclipse” (2009), “In Search for the Persian Leopard” (2012), “Life in Desert” (2013), “Iran Reptiles Series” (2013), “Alamto” (2014), “Tanhavash” (2016).