Faces - 2007
Directed by Shahin Parhami
Documentarian Shahin Parhami interviews 10 Iranian-Canadian artists who have practiced their craft in the west since the revolution. The interviews are complimented by free-form montages which center around the changing landscape of Iranian art and history. The audience not only sees these sequences for themselves but also sees them through the eyes of veteran actor Shahram Golchin who is subjected to a different montage upon awaking each morning.
Color/B&W, 1 hour 40 minutes, Farsi/English/French
|Mehdi Ra'is Firouz||Filmmaker|
|Afsaneh Shafai||Art Therapist|
|Ziya Tabassian||Musician (Tombak)|
|Kiya Tabassian||Musician (Setar)|
|Director of Photography||Shahin Parhami|
|Sound Recordist||Shahin Parhami|
|Sound Mixer||Allan Brown
Actor Shahram Golchin wakes with a cigarette before viewing video tapes prepared by the documentarian Parhami that intertwine Iranian art, history, film and pop culture.
Poet Hossein Sharang (left) and photographer Babak Salari meet to recreate an old photo of the pair upon their first meeting many years prior.
Hossein poses for his old friend.
Filmmaker Mehdi Ra'is Firouz tells many anecdotes of his career in Iran as well as a few "political" stories.
Composer Sheida Gharachedaghi had written the scores for so many pre-revolutionary films that she can no longer recall the titles.
Sculptor Nima Mazhari works with some unconventional materials.
From his naturalistic vantage point, painter Khosro Berahmandi tells of his preference towards the use of black in his work.
Dancer Sashar Zarif explains his disdain for people describing his moves as "exotic."
Hossein Sharang delivers his poetry in a very distinct and deliberate manner.
The actor's last scene.
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