Project Description

TRAILER

Fading Portraits

Directed by Ali Shilandari
Iran | 2018 | 75 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
SYNOPSIS

A rare insight into a society where the government plays a pivotal role in artists’ lives and control the fate of their work. The predicament that artists in such societies face is that when the artist’s voice is not heard, it as if the artist does not even exist. Iran is one such society, and Maryam Zandi is one such artist. A renowned documentarian and photographer, Zandi is attempting to publish her photos of the 1979 Revolution and is faced with a dilemma: To give in to the Ministry of Culture & Islamic Guidance’s demand to omit several photos, or to maintain her persistence that historical events cannot be censored.

FESTIVALS

Washington DC International Film Festival 2019
Kadoma Film Festival 2019
Albuquerque Film Festival 2019
Full Bloom Film Festival 2019
Thin Line Film Festival 2019
Capital City Film Festival 2019

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Fading Portraits

Directed by Ali Shilandari
Iran | 2018 | 55 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
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SYNOPSIS

A rare insight into a society where the government plays a pivotal role in artists’ lives and control the fate of their work. The predicament that artists in such societies face is that when the artist’s voice is not heard, it as if the artist does not even exist. Iran is one such society, and Maryam Zandi is one such artist. A renowned documentarian and photographer, Zandi is attempting to publish her photos of the 1979 Revolution and is faced with a dilemma: To give in to the Ministry of Culture & Islamic Guidance’s demand to omit several photos, or to maintain her persistence that historical events cannot be censored.

FESTIVALS

Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas 2019
Zurich Iranian Film Festival 2019
Tripoli Film Festival 2019
Busan International Film Festival 2019

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