Saturday, January 18, 2020
12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-01-18 12:30:00 2020-01-18 14:00:00 Filmfarsi 01/18/2020 12:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Ehsan Khoshbakt (Iran/UK, 2019, 84 min.). In Farsi with English subtitles.

A personal journey through the history of Iranian pre-revolutionary popular cinema banned after 1979, this documentary reveals a picture of Iran rarely seen or acknowledged. Director Ehsan Khoshbakt put nearly 100 films together—some sourced from the filmmaker’s own VHS tapes, many believed to have been lost or destroyed—revealing a society in rapid change. Filmfarsi uncovers a cinema of titillation, action, and big emotions, while also presenting a troubled mirror for the country, as Iran struggled to reconcile its religious traditions with the turbulence of modernity and the influences of the West. Filmfarsi is an eye-opening introduction to the world of Iranian musicals, gangster films, and more from of the most vibrant film industries of the Middle East.

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With English subtitles

Past Dates and Times

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

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