Month: May 2014

2. Iranian Film Festival Cologne

Das Publikum (2015)

The first Iranian Film Festival Cologne presents an overview of current filmmaking in Iran. After the cultural exchange had been blocked for years because of the difficult internal and external situation, now there are signs for a change.

(Deutsch) Dokumentarfilme von Pirouz Kalantari

Pirooz Kalantari

The first Iranian Film Festival Cologne presents an overview of current filmmaking in Iran. After the cultural exchange had been blocked for years because of the difficult internal and external situation, now there are signs for a change.

From Iran, A Separation

Plakat "A Seperation" (Ausschnitt)

THURS | 29.05. 20.00 hrs | Filmforum

In the morning of 27 March 2012, the Iranian movie “A Separation” won the Oscar Award. For the Iranian people who were impatiently glued to their TV screens, this was more than a cinematic award.

SOMEONE WANNA TALK TO YOU

Plakat "SOMEONE WANNA TALK TO YOU" (Ausschnitt)

SAT | 31.05. 17.00 hrs | Filmforum

Yasaman has been living with her mother Leila since birth. Leila has never let her see her father. When Yasaman gets brain death in an accident, Leila has one week time to get consent from her ex-husband for a vital issue.

Parviz

Plakat "Parviz" (Ausschnitt)

FRI | 30.05. 21.00 hrs | Filmforum
With Guest: Director Majid Barzegar

Despite his 50 years Parviz still lives off his father and the two men don’t get on very well. Things come to a head when the father tells his son he has decided to remarry.

Kami’s Party

Plakat "Kasmis Party" (Ausschnitt)

SUN | 01.06. 18.00 hrs | Filmforum
With Guest: Director Ali Ahmadzadeh

Negin is spending a few days on holiday with her boyfriend Omid and her sister Nazanin in a villa on the banks of the Caspian Sea. Negin doesn’t realize, however, that a surprise awaits her in the trunk of the car.

Bardou

Plakat "Bordou" (Ausschnitt)

SAT | 31.05. 15.00 hrs | Filmforum

Bardou is a 16-year-old teenager who has recently lost his father lives in arid lands along with his sick mother and his younger brother. He tries to convince his mother to leave their home in order to move to the village to have access to medical care.

Unwelcome in Tehran

Plakat "Unwelcome in Tehran" (Ausschnitt)

SUN | 01.06. 16.30 hrs | Filmforum

Mina, the director, decides to make a documentary about the girls nationwide who, like Azar, move to Tehran (the capital) to start an independent life away from their families’ watchful eyes and restrictions.

Modest Reception

“Modest Reception” (Ausschnitt), © trigon-film.org

SUN | 01.06. 20.00 Uhr | Filmforum

Leyla and Kaveh are the instruments of a cruel and bizarre game. The well-situated couple drive through the mountains distributing plastic bags full of money to every poor and unfortunate person they meet.

New Iranian Short Films

Filmemacher Majid Barzegar

FRI / SAT | 30. / 31.05. 19.00 hrs | Filmforum
Presented by: M. Barzegar & S. Mokri

Short film always had an importance as experimental ground for new forms: even the masters of Iranian Nouvelle Vague (“Mouje Nou”) tried themselves in this genre.

(Deutsch) Einladung zur Pressekonferenz

Pressekonferenz im Iran

The first Iranian Film Festival Cologne presents an overview of current filmmaking in Iran. After the cultural exchange had been blocked for years because of the difficult internal and external situation, now there are signs for a change.