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Filmfarsi

فیلمفارسی

DIRECTED BY: Ehsan Khoshbakht

Year: 2019
Country: Iran, UK
Length: 84′
Language: Farsi, English
Subtitles: EN, CZ
Premiere: Cambridge IFF

Filmfarsi

فیلمفارسی

DIRECTED BY: Ehsan Khoshbakht

Iran is known across the universe as one of the most significant producers of phenomenal arthouse cinema. This is only partly true. 

Before the 1979 revolution, Iran produced some of the most bizarre, unintentionally hilarious and unforgivably terrible films filled with ridiculous narratives, sex, drugs and wars of honor. 

This is a joyous ride through a forgotten heritage of Iranian cinema that sheds light on the revolution which changed the destiny of Iranian people forever. 

Filmfarsi is an engaging and raw visual essay that dips and dives through the melodramatic and the trashy, the romantic and the absurd.

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SCREENINGS

*Screenings at this location are with EN subtitles only.


Ehsan Khoshbakht

Eshan Khoshbakht is an Iranian filmmaker and writer whose written works have appeared in BFI’s Sight and Sound magazine, in The Guardian, and in many other distinguished film publications. He is the co-director of Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival in Bologna, Italy, and the editor-in-chief of Underline, a magazine dedicated to arts in Iran and the UK. A trusted expert and celebrated critic of Iranian cinema, in his debut film Khoshbakht invites viewers to a lively exploration of Iran’s beloved film genre, FilmFarsi.