A Cinema of Discontent by Jamsheed Akrami (2013, 85 min.). The international success of Iranian cinema over the years may have veiled the fact that its filmmakers work under harsh circumstances rarely seen elsewhere. This film explores Iranian censorship codes by analyzing dozens of scenes from mainstream and independent films. It features interviews with 12 Iranian filmmakers, including Jafar Panahi, Bahman Ghobadi, and Asghar Farhadi. It also documents the brave efforts of those filmmakers whose independence has been punished by being banned from working, imprisonment, and forced exile.

The Boston Festival of Films from Iran

Cinema of Discontent

Next Session: This event is closed.
2:30 pm - 3:55 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
Admission
$9MFA members, seniors, and students
$11Nonmembers
Ticket Purchase Required
Event Type
Film