Contemporary Iranian Cinema

Acclaimed and accomplished new films from Iran are in the spotlight in this new monthly showcase presented by The Cinematheque in partnership with the Phoenix Cultural Centre of Toronto and Pacific United Productions, a Vancouver-based motion picture production and distribution company.

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Current Showings

Narges Abyar’s third feature concerns a young girl who retreats into daydreams and fantasies in the face of the conflict around her.
Impressively shot in a single continuous take, writer-director Mehdi Fard Ghaderi’s first feature spins a tale of six different families on a train.

Recent Showings

Modernity and tradition clash in writer-director Parviz Shahbazi’s exuberant film, a love letter to Tehran.
Reza Dormishian’s second feature, pulled from competition at the Fajr Film Festival, captures the seething frustrations of Iran's younger generation.
The Salesman's Shahab Hosseini stars in this psychological drama, a major box-office hit at home.
Director Majid Barzegar’s sly, slow-burning hybrid film, co-written by Jafar Panahi, treats the subject of dementia in no very ordinary manner.
The latest from I'm Not Angry! director Reza Dormishian is stylistically bold, breathlessly paced, and highly troubling social drama.
Iran’s unusual concept of “temporary marriage” is the backdrop to emerging writer-director Ida Panahandeh’s emotionally rich drama.