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Cinema Iran 2018

Cinema Iran is celebrating its 5th anniversary

We will be presenting a diverse programme from the 11th to the 15th of July consisting of feature films and documentaries, discussion rounds, art and literature about and from Iran in the Carl-Amery-hall at Gasteig.

Cinema Iran
Iranian Filmfestival Munich
11- 15. July 2018
Carl-Amery-hall Gasteig

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Preview Cinema Iran 2018

Five-Year Anniversary Cinema Iran: “Half-Forgotten Memories”

CINEMA IRAN is opening its doors for the fifth time to invite you to explore Iran’s past and presence from a cinematic perspective.

This year’s programme has been formed under the heading: “half-forgotten memories”.

2018 hosts various anniversaries of significant events, which have shaped Iranian history. 1978 marks the beginning of the “Iranian Revolution” and after eight long years of fighting the Iran-Iraq war finally came to an end in 1988. These, often traumatising, memories continue to have an effect to this day and are present in Iranian every-day life – either on a conscious or subconscious level.

Some films in this year’s programme deal with the time-period immediately before the Iranian Revolution (BEFORE THE REVOLUTION; WRITING ON THE CITY). Another feature film, BREATH (NAFAS) directed by Narges Abyar addresses the Iran-Iraq war, and is regarded as the official Iranian contribution to the quest for an Oscar in the category “Best Foreign Language Film”.

As this year’s guest of honour Cinema Iran 2018 welcomes Kurdish-Iranian director Keywan Karimi, who – amongst other things – will present his Iranian film noir, DRUM, which celebrated its world premiere at the Venice film festival in 2016. Our opening feature film is the at the Berlinale 2018 widely celebrated comedy PIG/KHOOK by Mani Haghighi, self-referentially poking fun at the Iranian film industry.

The fifth anniversary of Cinema Iran will be celebrated with a Persian Pop-Party on the 14th of July at the LOVELACE club. DJ Booty Carrell will get the party crowd fired up with Iranian pop-hits ranging from Googoosh to Hayedeh.

The film programme is complemented by a photo exhibition on Iranian cinemas, a literary reading by author Amir Hassan Cheheltan as well as further talks by cultural scholar and actress Dr. Maryam Palizban.

 

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Cinema Iran 2016

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3rd Iranian Film Festival in Munich 06. – 11.07.2016

Cinema Iran is excited to present – in cooperation with Münchner Stadtbibliothek and Evangelische Stadtakademie – a selection of current Iranian fiction and non-fiction feature films at the library’s lecture hall at Gasteig.

The films chosen for the festival program all present Iran from different perspectives, both internal and external, and cover a wide range of topics such as culture-specific issues, art, historical heritage, and love. They allow the audience to gain insight and to immerse themselves into the colourful everyday life and the diverse history of the Iran.

The festival also includes a photography exhibition about the daily life of the urban post-revolutionary generation by internationally renowned visual artist and photojournalist Kaveh Rostamkhani and a literary reading with German-Iranian author Shida Bazyar from her debut novel (“Nachts ist es leise in Theran”) in which she looks back at Iranian history and events since 1979 through the eyes of her family. Movie-discussions with the lead-actress of the opening film “Lantouri” Maryam Palizban and filmmaker and artist Shahram Entekhabi give the audience an opportunity to engage with the film on an interactive level and round this year’s festival program off.

The City of Munich’s Kulturreferat and Filmstadt Munich e.V. sponsor this event.

Initiator and project management Cinema Iran: Silvia Bauer
For any questions or requests regarding Cinema Iran 2016 please feel free to contact Mascha Ghirardini, presse@cinema-iran.de, public relations team.

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