Middleast

Iranian

Mehran Tamadon

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Screening time  
28.02. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
An atheist convinced four mullahs, all believers in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to come and stay with him for two days and engage in discussion.

An atheist, Iranian filmmaker Mehran Tamadon managed to convince four mullahs, all believers in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to come and stay with him for two days and engage in discussion. In this confined space, daily life is combined with debate, an unremitting demonstration of the problematic issue of how to live together, when each side’s understanding of the world is so contrary.

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Mehran Tamadon

Mehran Tamadon is Iranian architect and filmmaker arrived in France as a boy of 12, in 1984. In 2000 he returned to Iran, working there for four years as an architect. Since 2002 his career has taken a distinctly artistic turn as a filmmaker. In 2004 he made his first documentary Behesht Zahra, Mothers of Martyrs, in 2009 he made his first feature-length documentary Bassidji, selected for numerous international festivals, at 2010 ZagrebDox as well. With Iranian he continues his unique approach of engaging in a dialogue with actors of the Iranian regime.

Iranien

France, Switzerland, Iran
2014, 105', DCP

Directed by:
Mehran Tamadon

Cinematography:
Mohammad Reza Jahan Panah

Edited by:
Mehran Tamadon, Marie-Hélène Dozo, Luc Forveille, Olivier Zuchuat

Producers:
Elena Tatti, Raphaël Pillosio, Mehran Tamadon, Elodie Brunner

Produced by:
l'atelier documentaire, Box Productions sàrl, Mehran Tamadon Production

Festivals & Awards:

Cinéma du Réel 2014 – Grand prix; Vision du Réel 2014 – Prix Buyens-Chagoll; Documenta Madrid 2014 – Special Prize of the Jury; Berlin International Film Festival 2014; CPH:DOX Copenhagen 2014; RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Festival 2014; Indie Lisboa 2014; Sydney International Film Festival 2014; Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014; Melbourne International Film Festival 2014; Verzio International Human Rights Film Festival 2014; Message to Man International Film Festival 2014; Vancouver International Film Festival 2014; Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2014; Mumbai International Film Festival 2014; Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2014; Torino Film Festival 2014