At the cinéma les 3 Luxembourg - 67 rue monsieur le prince 75006 paris
Screening date:30-11-2013 -- 20:30
Blames & Flames (Falgoosh)

In 1978, on the verge of the Islamic revolution, more than 130 cinemas burned down across Iran, including 28 in Tehran.

After the cinemas were closed or burned down, the characters abandon the screen; the people take to the streets and try to direct themselves. And cinema becomes the spectator. Using only period footage, the filmmakers meditate upon the role of cinema, television, and film in society.

Country: Iran
Production: Pirooz Kalantari
Year: 2011
Director: Mohammadreza Farzad
Editing: Farahnaz Sharifi
Cinematography: Mohammadreza Farzad
Sound: Mehrshad Malakouti
DV   28' 



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biography

Born in 1978, Mohammadreza Farzad received a MA in Theatre from Tehran University of Fine Arts. He started his career as a poet and literary translator and then began acting.  His first film Into Thin Air premiered at the Berlinale in 2011 and his second film Blames & Flames received two prizes at the Berlinale in 2012. He is currently a PHD student in the Film Factory run by Bela Tarr.

Filmography 
2013
Wedding: A Closet Documentary (work in progress)
2012 - The Forget-Me-Not Egg (Morghaneh)
2012Revolutionary Memories of Bahman Who Loved Leila
2010 - Into Thin Air (Gom o Gur)


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