This well-researched documentary, with over 120 clips from archival films shot almost exclusively by male film-makers, portrays the domestic and social position of Iranian women from 1932 to the 1979 revolution.
Short Films curated by Majid Barzegar: Chelleh: Davood Khayyam, Zona: Toofan Nahan Ghodrati, Cover: Vahid Alvandifar, Fault Line: Soheil Amirsharifi, Manicure: Arman Fayaz
When Aban, tough, self-sufficient, and the only woman contractor in the orange fields of northern Iran, beats out the male competition for a big job, the operation seems to get off to a rocky start. But Aban won’t let go without a fight.
Based on a true story, Cold Sweat is a riveting drama about an Iranian futsal champion, Afrooz, who finds herself unable to travel to the biggest match of her life without her husband’s permission.
Finding Farideh is a documentary about an Iranian who was adopted by a Dutch couple 40 years ago. Farideh travels to her motherland for the first time not only to find out about her Iranian identity and culture, but also to meet three families who claim to be her real family and undertake a DNA test with them...
To celebrate the opening of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival, we will have a unique musical performance from the wonderful Daf’O’Dills, an all-ladies band from Scotland. The performance is part of the reception post screening of Son-Mother (2019), and will include a free drinks reception, courtesy of Diageo.