FOCUS: VISUAL VOICES FROM IRAN and KURDISTAN

FOCUS “WHISPERED VOICES”: emerging cinema from the Gulf
1 September 2020
VISUAL VOICES: watch the festival teaser of this edition
23 September 2020

The 2020 edition presents many titles from Iran and Kurdistan: a series of films, documentaries, short films and animations that tell stories of a country and a region of great culture, at the center of a complex geopolitical situation, but also films on strong and topical themes, with directors and experts to accompany us in this journey. The focus on Iran, together with the Best Film Award from Iran, is one of the initiatives in memory of Felicetta Ferraro, collaborator and lover of the festival, curator since the first editions of the program related to this area of the world.

Program of the focus

_ Tuesday, October 6 h. 9:00pm

Sunless Shadows di Mehrdad Oskouei (Iran, Norvegia, 2019, 74’) – Festival Opening Film

_ Wednesday, October 7 h. 6.00pm

Starvation di Zahra Rostampour (Iran, 2018, 8’)

Shouting at the Wind di Siavash Jamali, Ata Mehrad (Iran, 2018, 64’)

_ Thursday, October 8 h. 3:30pm

Elephant Bird di Amir Masoud Soheili (Iran, Afghanistan, 2019, 16’)

_ Friday, October 9 h. 3:30pm

Command di Farshid Abdi (Kurdistan Iran, 2019, 5’)

Zhirleh di Bahar Rouhani (Iran, Kurdistan, 2019, 63’)

_ Friday, October 9 h. 9.00pm

Life is Gone with the Wind di Siavash Saedpanah, Omid Gharibi (Iran, Kurdistan 2019, 6’)
The Wasteland (Dashte Khamoush) di Ahmad Bahrami (Iran, 2020, 103′)

_ Saturday October 10 h.3.30pm

The Friend’s House di Mohammad Reza Eyni (Iran, Francia, 2019, 60’)

Cutting Through Rocks di Sara Khaki, Mohammad Reza Eyni (Iran, 2020, 15’)

_ Sunday October 11, h. 3.30pm

Silent Lighthouse di Farshad Ghafari e Payam Laghari (Iran, Kurdistan, 2019, 1’)

_ Sunday October 11, h. 5.30pm

Harmonica di Ashkan Saedpanah (Kurdistan, Iran, 2019, 16′)

Formerly youth square di Mina Akbari (Iran, 2019, 70′)

 

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