Festival of Films from Iran

Directed by Ehsan Khoshbakht
(Iran/UK, 2019, Digital, in Farsi with English subtitles)

Take a fascinating journey through popular Iranian cinema before the revolution. The term filmfarsi refers to the rowdy, melodramatic genre films from the early 1950s to 1979. Lively clips showcase action, titillation, and big emotions as Iran struggled to reconcile religious traditions with the turbulence of modernity and the influences of the West.

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Generous funding is provided by the ILEX Foundation.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.

Special thanks to community partners Society of Iranian American Women for Education; and Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston.


Directed by Ehsan Khoshbakht
(Iran, 2019, 84 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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