Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

Retrospective from a breathrough period in Iranian filmmaking.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Border Warfare: John McGrath's Work in Television, Theatre and Film, Directors' Showcase, Films On Film, Focus On Germany, Focus On Iran, For The Family, New Perspectives, No Limits, Opening and Closing Galas, Secret Master: Dominik Graf And The Hidden History Of German Cinema, Shorts, Special Screenings, Teen Spirit, Wicked And Wild

The Brick And The Mirror (Khesht va ayeneh) (Country: Iran; Year: 1965; Director: Ebrahim Golestan; Writer: Ebrahim Golestan; Stars: Taji Ahmadi, Zackaria Hashemi, Goli Bozorgmehr, Masoud Faghih, Parviz Fanizadeh, Manuchehr Farid, Ghaffar Hosseinpoor, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Mehri Mehrinia, Akbar Meshkin, Jalal Moghadam, Pari Saberi, Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan)
After a woman leaves a child in the backseat of a cab, the driver goes on a nighttime odyssey.
The Cow (Gaav) (Country: Iran; Year: 1969; Director: Dariush Mehrjui; Writer: Dariush Mehrjui, Gholam-Hossein Saedi; Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Firouz Behjat-Mohamadi, Jafar Vali, Khosrow Shojazadeh, Ezatallah Ramezanifar, Esmat Safavi, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Parviz Fanizadeh)
When a farmer's cow dies when he is out of the village, the villagers try to keep it from him.
Downpour (Ragbar) (Country: Iran; Year: 1972; Director: Bahram Beizai; Writer: Bahram Beizai; Stars: Parviz Fanizadeh, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Jamshid Layegh, Parvaneh Massoumi, Esmat Safavi, Hossein Kazbian, Manuchehr Farid, Rogheyeh Chehreh-Azad, Sirrus Hassanpur)
A well educated and humble teacher arrives in a new city and at a new job in the pre-revolutionary Iran.
The House Is Black (Khaneh siah ast) (Country: Iran; Year: 1963; Director: Forugh Farrokhzad; Writer: Forugh Farrokhzad; Stars: Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Hossein Mansouri)
A documentary about conditions at a leper colony.
Showing as part of short film showcase Truths Beyond Truth: Three Masterpieces
The Mongols (Mogholha) (Country: Iran; Year: 1973; Director: Parviz Kimiavi; Writer: Mohammad Reza Aslani, Nader Ebrahimi, Parviz Kimiavi, Abbas Nalbandian, Aqa Seyyed; Stars: Fahimeh Rastegar, Parviz Kimiavi, Aqa Seyyed, Ali Mirza, Edris Chamani, Darvish Abbas, Teimour Bubak, Tajik Chamani, Bahman Farmanara, Asad Ilkhani, Khosrow Ilkhani, Mokhay Shadkam, Zaher Shadkam, Joe Small)
A TV director plans to film the Mongol invasion.
The Night It Rained (An shab ke barun amad) (Country: Iran; Year: 1967; Director: Kamran Shirdel; Writer: Esmaeel Noori Ala, Kamran Shirdel)
After a boy saves a train from derailing he becomes a hero but Shirdel expands his brief to interrogate his own documentary.
Showing as part of short film showcase Truths Beyond Truth: Three Masterpieces
Night Of The Hunchback (Shabe ghuzi) (Country: Iran; Year: 1965; Director: Farokh Ghafari; Writer: Jalal Moghadam; Stars: Farhang Amiri, Farokh Ghafari, Paria Hakemi, Zackaria Hashemi, Reza Hushmand, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Ali Miri, Pari Saberi, Khosro Sahami, Behruz Sayyadi, Salman Venus)
Adaptation of a story from the 1001 Nights.
Still Life (Tabiate bijan) (Country: Iran; Year: 1974; Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless; Writer: Sohrab Shahid Saless; Stars: Zadour Bonyadi, Mohammed Kani, Hibibollah Safarian, Habib Safaryan, Zahra Yazdani)
Drama about an ageing railway signalman.
Waiting (Country: Iran; Year: 1974; Director: Amir Naderi; Writer: Amir Naderi; Stars: Zohreh Ghahremani, Hasan Heidari, Farzaneh Yousefi)
A poor young boy in southern Iran lives for the moments when he receives pieces of ice offered through a part-opened door.
Showing as part of short film showcase Truths Beyond Truth: Three Masterpieces
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