|Photography:||Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah|
|Sdition:||Mehran Tamadon, Marie-Helene Dozo, Luc Forveille, Olivier Zuchuat|
|Production:||L´atelier documentaire - Box Productions|
|Producers:||Raphaël Pillosio, Elena Tatti|
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SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY
105' / 2014 / France
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.58
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?
Cinéma du Réel - Gran premio 2014
Berlinale - Forum 2014
Iranian architect and filmmaker Mehran Tamadon 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. He followed this in 2009 with his first feature-length documentary, Bassidji, about the defenders of the Islamic republic of Iran, which was selected for numerous international festivals. With Iranien he continues his unique approach of engaging in a dialogue with partisans of the Iranian regime. He has also published two essays in Persian (‘Moments of Agony’ and ‘Friendship’).
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