January 19, 2011 Leave a comment
Another awesome event for everyone particularly the Iranian-American community to celebrate their love for Persian art and heritage in Washington, DC. The Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art is hosting the Iranian Film Festival in Washington, D.C. The film festival starts this Friday, January 21st, screening five new Iranian films plus a special documentary program.
Here is a the partial list of the movies
The White Meadows
Fans of Mohammad Rasoulof’s Iron Island will find even more densely-woven symbolism and uncanny imagery in his latest film. Shot on a lake dotted with tiny islands and otherworldly salt formations, this visually stunning, allegory-rich work is full of indelible scenes, from a woman who marries the sea to a dwarf who carries jars of secrets to the bottom of a well. These and other haunting incidents are witnessed by the film’s hero, a man who rows from island to island, collecting human tears. This inventive collection of surreal stories radiate the power of classic mythology, but also present a cutting, if deliberately veiled, critique of Iran’s current political situation. (Dir.: Mohammad Rasoulof, 2009, video, 93 min., Persian with English subtitles) Read more of this post