SOAS University of London

Centre for Iranian Studies

Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution + Facing Mirrors

Facing Mirrors

Date: 13 January 2014Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 13 January 2014Time: 10:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film

6:00pm: Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution Dir Nader T Homayoun (2007), Iran. In Persian with English subtitles.

Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution traces the development of Iranian film industry, which has always been closely intertwined with the country’s tumultuous political history, from the decades-long reign of Reza Shah Pahlevi and his son, the rise of Khomeini and the birth of the Islamic Republic, the seizure by militants of the US Embassy in Tehran, and the devastating war with Iraq.

Online Tickets: £7.00
On the Door - Cash Only: £10.00

8:00pm: Facing Mirrors Dir Negar Azarbayjani (2011), Iran. In Persian with English subtitles.

Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man, whose family prevents him from living as his true self. Yet Rana and Adineh find themselves on the same journey and an understanding between them gradually unfolds.

Online Tickets: £9.00
On the Door - Cash Only: £12.00

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Organiser: UKIFF in association with the Centre for Iranian Studies

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