Our Iran Season celebrates the most magical and moving Iranian films of the last thirty years, offering the rare opportunity to experience these beautiful films on the big screen.
Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Rakshan Banietemad, Bahman Ghobadi, Jafar Panahi and Samira Makhmalbaf are among a generation of globally acclaimed Iranian filmmakers who won prizes at festivals across the world. Their films - Where Is the Friend's Home? (pictured), Bashu, the Little Stranger, Under the Skin of the City, Hamoun, Gabbeh, The Apple, and Children of Heaven - opened a window on contemporary Iran during a time of great change.
Whilst revealing social changes in Iran to Western audiences, these films are visually striking, rich in symbolism and full of wonder. The hugely influential Iranian neorealist style has had an enduring legacy, having been adopted by filmmakers around the world.
In partnership with British Council Iran as part of their UK-Iran Season of Culture.
Part of Conversations About Cinema's Impact of Conflict Season a Film Audience Network Initiative led by Watershed with QFT and Chapter Arts.
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