With the Filmmakers: Continuities and Discontinuities in Iranian Cinema

edinburgh-international-film-festival-2014The Edinburgh International Film Festival has released its 2014 programme and Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz will be discussing Iranian cinema as part of the festival’s Focus on Iran section.

23-24 June 2014

A rare opportunity to hear Iranian filmmakers discuss their work.

This panel discussion will examine the consistencies, breaks and gaps within Iranian cinema from pre-Revolutionary times to the present. Nacim Pak-Shiraz (University of Edinburgh) will be joined by renowned scholar Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University) and EIFF Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara to lead discussions with Iranian filmmakers.

Only Image Remains (2014), a short film by Roya Akbari featuring interviews about Iranian film history with directors Amir Naderi, Bahram Beyzaie and Rafi Pitts, will be screened at Monday’s session.

Sponsored by the University of Edinburgh.


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