February 16–March 2, 2024

Boston Festival of Films from Iran

The popular Boston Festival of Films from Iran is back, showcasing the best new films from a country that has consistently produced some of the world’s most compelling cinema over decades of political change and in spite of growing artistic censorship. The bracing documentary A Revolution on Canvas delves into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of more than 100 paintings by renowned artist Nickzad Nodjoumi considered treasonous, lensed by Nodjoumi’s daughter. The smart drama Terrestrial Verses reveals the limitations on personal agency that Iranian citizens encounter in daily life through captivating vignettes. The Persian Version, a charming comedy about a daughter of Iranian immigrants navigating two opposing cultures, won the Audience Award at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. And the touching drama Winners follows a young cinephile who discovers a lost Academy Award statuette and embarks on a journey to discover where it came from, getting a crash course in Iranian cinema along the way.

All films in Farsi with English subtitles.

Past Events

Film

March 2, 2024
2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Directed by Hassan Nazer (UK, 2022, 85 min.). Farsi with English subtitles.

Film

February 22, 2024
7:00 pm–8:45 pm

Directed by Maryam Keshavarz (USA, 2023, 107 min.). English and Farsi with English subtitles.

Film

February 17, 2024
2:30 pm–4:15 pm

Directed by Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder (USA, 2023, 95 min.). Farsi and English with English subtitles.

Film

February 16, 2024
7:00 pm–8:20 pm

Directed by Ali Asgari and Alireza Khatami (Iran, 2023, 77 min.). Farsi with English subtitles.

Sponsors

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Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Boston Festival of Films from Iran is supported by the ILEX Foundation with assistance from Olga Davidson and Niloo Fotouhi.