Thu 4 Aug 7.30pm: A Separation
Dir. Asghar Farhadi, 2011, 123 mins, Berlin Golden Bear 2011
Superbly scripted family drama about class and gender difference.
Fri 5 Aug 7.30pm: White Meadows
Dir. Mohammad Rasoulof, 2009, 92 mins.
A gorgeously photographed magic-realist allegory of Iranian society, shot on exotic Lake Urmia.
Fri 5 Aug 9.30pm: Circumstance
Dir. Maryam Keshavarz 2011, US Iran Lebanon, 105mins. 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner.
A diasporic perspective on sexual orientation, class and gender issues in contemporary Iran.
Sat 6 Aug 2.00pm: Gold and Copper
Dir. Homayoun Asadian, 2010, 98 mins.
For a young theology studenthis wife’s illness results in a profound spiritual transformation.
Sat 6 Aug 4.15pm: Talkshow
Asghar Farhadi on making films in Iran
Sat 6 Aug 6.00pm: There are things you don’t know
Dir. Fardin Saheb-Zamani, 2010, 92mins.
Leila Hatami and Ali Mosaffa star in this moody and stunning looking debut feature.
Sat 6 Aug 8.30pm: Rainy Seasons
Dir. Majid Barzegar, 2010, Iran, 90mins,
A window to the life of a teenager in a middle class family in today’s Tehran.
Sun 7 Aug 2.00pm: Iron Island
Dir. Mohammad Rasoulof, 2005, 90 mins
A whimsical political fable set on an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.
Sun 7 Aug 4.15pm Talkshow – Free
Amir Pouria on writing about film in Iran
Sun 7 Aug 6.00pm: The Hunter
Dir. Rafi Pitts, 2010, Iran/Germany, 92mins, Berlin competition 2010.
In this masterfully directed subversive thriller, a night watchman kills two policemen as an act of vengeance.
Recommended for people aged 18 years and over.
Read more here: Iranian Film Festival Australia