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I Am Trying to Remember

Pegah Ahangarani
Screening time  
05.04. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5 Ticket
06.04. / Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 1 Ticket

Narrated mostly over photos from the family album, deeply personal and masterfully edited, I Am Trying to Remember focuses on the aftermath of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. When she was a child, director Pegah Ahangarani was very fond of family friend Gholam and she looked up to him. He was "even kinder than her grandmother" and he was the one who suggested her parents to name her Pegah, which means the break of dawn. When she was seven, Gholam told her about the Revolution which he took part in and filmed. Ten years after the Revolution, he stopped coming by and her family didn't talk about him anymore. In his only remaining photo, his face was scratched.


Pegah Ahangarani

Pegah Ahangarani, born in 1984, is an Iranian actress, film director and musician. She has made 9 documentaries and acted in more than 40 feature films. Her movies have been shown at many festivals, including Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival, Venice Film Festiva etc. She has received many prizes at different festivals: The Best Actress in Cairo FF, Best Actress in Locarno Film Festival, Best Director in Cinema Verité IFF, Best Director in Isfahan IFF and more.

General sponsor

Man Saei Mikonam Faramoush Nakonam

Iran, Czech Republic
2021, 15'

Directed by:
Pegah Ahangarani

Screenplay by:
Pegah Ahangarani, Ehsan Abdipour

Pegah Ahangarani

Edited by:
Farahnaz Sharifi

Atena Mostaan Eshtiaghi

Kaveh Farnam

Produced by:
Europe Media Nest

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA (2021)
WOW Festival (2022)


Europe Media Nest