Kiarostami’s materful film explores how a revolution and autocratic regime attempt to redefine public space, national symbols and monuments, but more interestingly, it also engages with the experience of artists negotiating with official bodies, public commission, popular aspirations, official discourse and creative freedom.
“Docunights” are hosted by National Iranian American Council (NIAC)‘s Arts & Culture Executive Team Chairman, Ahmad Kiarostami
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm
3117 16th Street, San Francisco
The Statues of Tehran – Iran, 2008, 60 min, Persian with English subtitles
About Bahman Kiarostami:
Bahman Kiarostami (Persian: بهمن کیارستمی) (b. 11 August 1978- in Tehran) is an Iranian film director, cinematographer, film editor, film producer and translator, son of the critically acclaimed Abbas Kiarostami.
In 1996 he made his first film ” Morteza Momayez: Father of Iranian Contemporary Graphic Design”.
The main theme in Bahman Kiarostami’s films is “art and music”.
- Best Director Award, Mid East Film Festival (2003)
- “Special Mention” honor, 26th Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes, France (2004)