Short Films – a non-representative selection

Saturday, June 8th, 2024, 21.15 hrs

Short films
Iran
ca. 80 minutes

Original version in Farsi with English subtitles.

Iran is always more and different than the image of it conveyed by the media; the short film offers the opportunity to get to know a wide variety of themes and perspectives, locations and artistic styles. Ghasideh Golmakani has already selected several short films by female filmmakers for “Visions of Iran”. This time she will be putting together a current “gender-mixed” selection. Program details can be found here shortly.

Followed by a discussion with Ghasideh Golmakani, Iman Behrouzi and other invited filmmakers.

Curator

Ghasideh Golmakani studied art history and cultural studies at the Sorbonne. In her films, she mainly deals with taboos in traditional Iran, such as child abuse, harassment in public spaces and everyday violence against women.

Go Back to the Sky
Drama IR 2024 15′
D: Nina Zarabi

Raha is forced by her mother to wear glasses to compensate for a sudden visual impairment: she sees everything upside down. When she can see normally again, she remembers all the things she has experienced.

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CCTV (Madar Basteh)
Drama Iran 2023 10′
D: Samira Karimi
When two lesbian students are caught on CCTV, they are suddenly threatened with consequences – their parents are summoned to school. Undaunted, the two come up with a new idea.

Our Uniform
Animation Iran 2023 7′
D: Yegane Moghaddam
A girl explores her school memories by going through the folds and fabrics of her old uniform. A social satire about the conventions of dress imposed on young children.

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Three Sisters (Se Khahar)
Documentary IR 2022 12′
D: Iman Behrouzi
A meditative symphony about the city and death. The filmmaker returns to the places where he shot a film about suicide 18 years earlier. Now he searches the crowded streets and run-down corners of the city for the reasons that led three sisters to end their lives together.

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Meteor
Documentary/Anim. IR 2023 10′
D: Atefeh Khademolreza
With animated surrealistic images, “Meteor” deals with the narrator’s deep grief over the loss of her best friend in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It juxtaposes the protest movement “Women, Life, Freedom” with the challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community in Iran.

The Honest Shepherd (Tchopane Rastgoo)
Documentary IR 2023 18′
D: Mohammad Sadegh Alishavandi
Mohsen Asadi Qalhari, a successful inventor and university lecturer, has turned to the profession of a shepherd after many years of scientific work. Despite many limitations, he enjoys his life; he also has a big heart and helps young generations to realise their dreams.