Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf and son, Maysam Makhmalbaf, were the first Iranians in decades to film in Israel; a forbidden destination under Iranian law. The result is this brave documentary to learn about the Bahá'í (Iran’s largest religious minority, who suffer intense persecution).
All good film festivals include a retrospective piece. The Iranian Film Festival brought us Downpour, first released in 1972.
Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi’s first film after four years in exile is based on the true story of an Iranian Kurdish poet imprisoned for 27 years in Iran.
Closed Curtain revels in its unpredictability. When you think you have a handle on its story, it completely stands everything on its head. At times moving, it also succeeds in building tension.
Two star-crossed lovers make their fateful meeting with their red and yellow VW Beetles at the intersection of a cold, snowy brick road in this gentle and mellow love story of a man with a ghastly habit and the women he loves.
Parviz, a fifty-year-old man who has seemingly failed to kick off any sort of career or life of his own, is kicked out of his home when his father decides to marry. He struggles to deal with life on his own and begins to unravel as he loses his job, friends and family.
Opening the Iranian Film Festival on 25 October 2013 is the critically acclaimed, winner of the Iranian People’s Choice Award, Snow on Pines.
Film director Payman Maadi discusses his film 'Snow on Pines', which has been selected to open the Iranian Film Festival on 25 October.
The 3rd annual Iranian Film Festival has announced its 2013 line-up ahead of its opening on the 25 October. The Festival will screen seven films in total, offering only one screening of each at the Mercury Cinema.