The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation.
A short documentary about Tehran that mainly focuses on the industrialization, modernization and Westernization of the city in the 1960s
Documentary on the outskirts of Tehran (Nord, East, South, and West) and the relations of people with space.
A futuristic vision of Tehran is constructed using aerial shots of Los Angeles at night with fragments of Skype conversations on the soundtrack to produce a glorious neon metropolis.
Directed by Saman Salur
This film is a modern rendition of a long tradition of so-called “symphonies of a metropolis”. The glassy facades of this city’s skyscrapers reflecting the passing by people of its diverse districts, shown in the reflection of distorted mirrors, symbolically depict the Spirit of a metropolis, as if it lives in its own shadows and reflections. This distorted reflection of Tehran comes together with modern verses of a poet who was known as the Poet of Tehran after publishing his illustrious cycle of poems about Tehran in the 60s. As a flâneur, the poet himself saunters around this city -through his voice/poem/memory- reflecting upon the reflections of old/modern monuments, sculptures, statues etc. of this giant metropolis.
Chronicles the true story behind Argo’s Hollywood embellishments by looking at the efforts of the venerable Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who personally sheltered six American diplomats in the operation that became known as "the Canadian Caper."
Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen, who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without fear.
Documentary secretly filmed in the streets of Teheran.
This is the story of Tehran from the Qajar time (middle of 19th century) to today. Tehran has become a metropolis from a small village, now a developed city with many social problems.
Heydar is working in Tehran but is learning English so that he can return to his home country, Afghanistan, as a translator.
Documentary about earthquake and lifestyle in Tehran.
Before September 1320, Reza Shah is the head count. His only foreign trip (Turkey) found that Ataturk Turkish population through this knows. Census method is different: all need homes to survey the work come true. Some of Police of privacy and protection of their interest and they rob a jewelry store in a tulip field. Unaware of this, the piece of bridal jewelry Muzaffar Khan among jewelry stolen. Muzaffar Khan summoned the Chief of Police and the Police passes choice of six-toed work send to the inspector. Find jewelry will be Khan's popularity with six fingers. Tehran in September 1320 Baashghal binding in all matters of the break and Inspector Muzaffar Khan is converted into one property. He is a man who arrests a private Drmamvryty Muzaffar Khan is a young man looking up at this time of chaos, both his art and his interest in their settlement accounts with the past.
Tehran Is the Capital of Iran (1966-79) documents life in a deprived district in the south of Tehran. The images of destitution in Tehran's poor areas is accompanied by a variety of spoken accounts: the official viewpoint on the district's living conditions, what the inhabitants have to say, and occasional extracts read out of school manuals. The key element in Shirdel's film is the counterpoint effect he creates with image and sound. His impressively powerful portrayal of social unease helps reinforce the impact of his astonishing documentary images and social themes.
Banned in Iran this experimental film uses fictionalized, grainy, home video footage to tell the story of the abusive relationship between a successful middle aged Iranian businessman and his 18 year old wife, Goli. She has just received a camcorder as his birthday present and the entire story is told from the view of this camcorder. Goli has lived with him and been his sex slave since he took her captive as a nine year old from her family in the Kurdish rebellion. Now she is pregnant, but as she starts to talk back to him and he discovers that she has learned English and started to read, he again is making her more and more a prisoner in his home.