Iranian Film Festival reveals lineup
The Iranian Film Festival Australia is back for its fifth year in theatres across Australia to shine a light on contemporary life in Iran.
The festival will kick off in Adelaide at The Mercury Cinema on October 9 before moving to Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne.
This year’s program will feature eleven features and six short films.
Festival co-director, Anne Demy-Geroe, said the changing political environment had influenced the Iranian film industry.
"This year will see the theme of relationships move to the forefront of the program,” she said.
“We’re hoping audiences will be curious about the transformation of Iranian cinema and will once again join us to explore and experience the thought provoking films now coming out of Iran.”
Festival co-director Armin Miladi said the 2015 program featured three first-time filmmakers.
“We are proud to open with Safi Yazdanian’s What’s the time in your world?, a curiously constructed story about the exploration of memory, personal history and perceptions of the past,” he said.
“The festival closes with Bahram Tavakoli’s I am Diego Maradona, a dramedy about afflicted families from different social and economic levels.
Nine other films include the edgy Crazy Castle, Risk of Acid Rain, Death of the Fish and Melbourne which all deal with love, death and eternity.”
2015 Iranian Film Festival | Adelaide | The Mercury Cinema
Friday 9 October | 7:00pm | What’s the Time in Your World?/ Cloudy Goats
Saturday 10 October | 2:00pm | The Long Farewell
Saturday 10 October | 5:00pm | Confessions of My Dangerous Mind
Saturday 10 October | 8:00pm | Crazy Castle/Surprise
Sunday 11 October | 2:00pm | Avalanche
Sunday 11 October | 5:00pm | I am Diego Maradona