Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
Sanaz Azari - Salaam Isfahan (2010, 59’)
Under the pretext of making portraits of passers-by, the director checks upon the situation in Iran on the eve of the reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. The film portrays a society before, during and after the elections, a short dream period in which a change becomes tangible.
The House is Black (1962, 22’) by Forough Farrokhzad
Forough Farrokhzad is the most widely read Iranian contemporary poet, and the best-known woman in Persian literature. Farrokhzad was born in Tehran in 1935, she passed away at the age of 32 and is still a great inspiration in poetry-loving Iran today. 'The House is Black' is her first and only film. A tragic poetic narrative that has had a great influence on the modern Iranian cinema of Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who talks about the lives and bodies of people who have been tragically deformed by leprosy.