In partnership with Australian Film Television and Radio School, we are delighted to host number of special screenings of films at the AFTRS theatre in Moore Park. The last film by Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami and a documentary on the Oscar winning film The Salesman and Farhadi’s cinema is part of this program.
We are delighted to host a panel in partnership with University of New South Wales and The Australian Film Television & Radio School. Panel members are Dr Michelle Langford, Dr Afshin Forghani, Elham Naeej and Dr Hadi Nojoumian. The discussion will be after the screening of Soheila No. 17 and A Blink of An Eye on 02 September 2018 at 2:40pm.
Sensuality and Desire in Iranian Cinema
In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution of 1979, the film industry was subjected to a process of purification. For almost four decades, explicit treatment of sex and sensuality has been forbidden from Iranian films. This has greatly affected the ways that intimate relationships are represented, with men and women forbidden from touching, and sensuality couched in abstract, poetic terms. However, in recent years, more filmmakers have tested the boundaries of Iranian censorship and have dared to allude more explicitly to sexual relations. This panel will discuss how contemporary Iranian filmmakers working both in Iran and the diasporas deal with this topic.