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Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco®


Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco® - (IFF) is an annual event showcasing  independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world. IFF is open to all film genres.

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Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco
6 Beach Road, 544
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
info@IranianFilmFestival.org
www.IranianFilmFestival.org 

 

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The 10th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco will run September 23-24, 2017

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Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, which showcases independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world, will present 40 films at its 10th annual event.  The films range from fiction, documentary, animation, short....to music video.
 
Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses

Sunday, September 24 @ 5:15 PM

Razor-Edge
 
Director: Bahman Maghsoudlou 127 minutes, Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mery Apick, Pouri Banai, Simin Ghaffari, Vida Ghahremani, Iren, Katayun, Fakhri Khorvash, Zari Khoshkam, Shahla Riahi, Shahrzad, Tahmineh, Farzaneh Taidi, Susan Taslim....
 
This documentary approaches its subject on four levels: the biographical, the historical, the socio-political and the theoretical. Through interviews with many leading actresses of the time and unprecedented access to rare film clips of their work, filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou sheds a light on the important and controversial role women played in the development of Iranian cinema during the secular period from the 1930s right up to the Islamic revolution of 1979, examining the evolution of women’s roles, the difficulty of making films that broke from the patriarchal mode and the darkness that descended upon the arts when a new fanaticism began to take hold of the nation.

Mohey

Saturday, September 23 @ 5:15 PM

Mahi

Director: Davood Khayyam [in person], Iran, 94 minutes, Cast:Anna Ne’mati, Mehran Ahmadi, Homayoon Ershadi, Ehsan Amani, Sepideh Alaee, Maryam Davoodi

Based on real events, Mohey tells the story of a woman by the same name who becomes involved in an international money laundering and black-market deals.

 

Iran’s Arrow – Story of Paykan

Saturday, September 23 @ 3:00 PM

Iran-Arrow

Director: Shahin Armin [in person] & Sohrab Daryabandari, Iran, 78 minutes, Cast:Kamran Shirdel, Amir Tehrani, Afshin Ghaderpanah, Raana Farnoud

Iran’s Arrow is a documentary film about a British car that was introduced to Iran in 1967. It was produced under the model name “Paykan” for 38 years. Today, it can be seen everywhere in the streets of Iran. The film attempts to show the impact this car had on the Iranian society, and the impact that the Iranian society had on this car. A nostalgic look at the generations grew up with this car.


Wishbone
Sunday, September 24 @ 9:45 PM
Wishbone
 

Director: Ali Atshani, 2017, Iran, 105 minutes, Cast: Hossein Yari, Mitra Hajar, Mahchehreh Khalili, Maziar Fallah, Azadeh Mahdizadeh

Based on a true story, about a married football coach who meets his ex-girlfriend after a lengthy period of time has elapsed. The girl, who was one of his fans, once again enters his life.

Window Horses

Sunday, September 24 @ 1:15 PM

Window-Horses.

 

 

Director: Ann Marie Fleming, 2016, Canada, 81 minutes, Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Payman Maadi, Navid Negahban


 

Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself. The film is about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious.Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco
September 23-24, 2017
Venue:
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

 

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