Sa., 28 November 2020 | 17:00
Iran/Czech Republic 2019
Documentary, 63′, original with English subtitles
Directed by Kamran Heydari
Screenplay Kamran Heydari, Saeideh Keshavarzi
Performing artists Darya Sayebani
The culture and history of the multicultural port city of Bandar Abbas is very different from that of central Iran. One of its most dazzling and tragic figures is the musician Ebrahim Monsefi, who led an intense life on a knife edge and fell victim to his heroin addiction in 1997. His popular songs about individualism, love and failure are influenced by Monsef’s eventful biography and the different musical traditions of the region. Kamran Heidari’s documentation draws on old archive material, memories of contemporaries and Monsef. His approach to the singer-songwriter is at the same time a vivid portrait of Bandar Abbas and its surroundings.
Followed by an online conversation with the filmmaker (inquired)!