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Sektionen 2013

Curated by Jafar Panahi, this section shows the impressive scope of a film nation that tells its stories poetically, with metaphor and revolutionary strength. Cinema from five decades of film-making in Iran.

Bashu the Little Stranger

FF 2013 | Iran 1986 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bahram Beyzai
rated for 0 + years
In an air raid during the Iran-Iraq war, 10-year old Bashu loses his family and his home. He manages to escape on the back of a truck and travels …

Captain Kohrshid

FF 2013 | Iran 1987 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Naser Taghvai
rated for 0 + years
Captain Kohrshid is a seaman. Although he has only one hand, he still manages to steer his little boat. One day, because of the region's hot …

Closed Curtain

FF 2013 | Iran 2013 | 106 Min. | OV
Director: Jafar Panahi, Kamboziya Partovi
rated for 0 + years
A man barricades himself and his dog in a villa. He's not actually allowed to own the animal, as in the eyes of Islam it is unclean. A woman …

The Cow

FF 2013 | Iran 1969 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
rated for 0 + years
Hassan's most valuable possession is his cow. At the same time, it is the only cow in the village. But when Hassan has to leave for a short while, …

The House is Black

FF 2013 | Iran 1962 | 26 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Forugh Farrokhzad
rated for 0 + years
SHORT FILM: Life and suffering in an Iranian leper colony in the early 1960s. In grainy black and white pictures, the film looks soberly at the …

The Need

FF 2013 | Iran 1991 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ali Reza Davoudnejad
rated for 0 + years
Ali, who lost his father in the war, defies his mother and quits school to find work. Through a neighbour, he gets a job on a building site, but the …

Prince Ehtejab

FF 2013 | Iran 1974 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bahman Farmanara
rated for 0 + years
Before the Pahlavis, who lost power with the fall of the Shah in 1979, another dynasty ruled Iran, that of the Qajars. With fine irony and …

The Runner

FF 2013 | Iran 1985 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Amir Naderi
rated for 0 + years
Amiro, a 13-year old war orphan, is fighting for survival in an Iranian port. He searches scrapyards for things to sell, collects empty bottles and …

Still Life

FF 2013 | Iran 1974 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless
rated for 0 + years
In a remote rural region, a level crossing keeper does his job: barrier up, barrier down, his working day dictated by the railway timetable. It was …

The Traveller

FF 2013 | Iran 1974 | 71 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
rated for 0 + years
12-year old Quassem has a goal: he wants to see a game of his favourite football club in Teheran. To get the necessary money together for the bus …

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