Iranian Film Today Returns for the 13th Year
The High Museum of Art will host the 13th annual Iranian Film Today film festival in January 2011.
Featuring six films, this year’s festival includes filmmakers Bahman Motamedian (“Sex My Life”) and Ramtin Lavafipour (“Be Calm and Count to Seven”) and the feature debuts of several filmmakers.
“Despite the repression of dissenting voices in Iran, its filmmakers continue to produce cinema that holds its own on the world’s screens,” said Linda Dubler, curator of media arts at the High.
“The 13th annual Iranian Film Today presents diverse views of Iranian society, from the edgiest documentary to the most elegant art film. Ranging from the exploration of the role of women in an Islamic theocracy to the marginalization of gays and lesbians and the fate of refugees, this year’s festival is full of revelations and new discoveries.”