Depicting the tumult of everyday Iranian existence — the oppression, the judgement, the unfair treatment of women and the impact of unjust bureaucracy — is something that the country's cinema output has become particularly known for. Indeed, films and tales like these (and, of course, including these) abound at this year's Iranian Film Festival Australia.Read More
With Melbourne, the last stop of the nation-wide tour upon us, we recap beautiful Brisbane and announce special guest Q&As! Also in this, the first of two special editions, we highlight old and new darlings of the festival thus far, such as closing night film I am Diego Maradona, the APSA nominated Avalanche and returning favourite Melbourne - plus a film schedule for this weekend's festival!Read More
What a festival it has been so far! We say goodbye to Sydney (where we had five sold out sessions alone) and Canberra while looking forward with excitement to the five action packed days left for Brisbane. Included is the schedule and a note on the Gala opening night at New Farm Cinemas featuring Persian pizza, pomegranate champagne, and live Iranian Jazz. We also announce a special director Q&A behind Brisbane's Friday screening of Death of The Fish as well as a special guest for The Long Farewell screenings in both Brisbane and Melbourne.Read More
This year’s Iranian Film Festival program features 11 features and six short films, “to provide cinephiles the chance to explore the fabric of Iranian identity and discover why it remains the preeminent, most passionately discussed and perhaps most important cinematic movement of the moment, says Festival Co-Director Anne Démy‐Geroe.