A Night in Tehran

Directed by Shahriar Siami, Sahar Salahshoori Sahari & Ala Mohseni

  • MY CITY, PIZZA
    Dir Ala Mohseni, 2008, 25 mins
    Iran, Farsi with English Subtitles

    Ala Mohseni’s MY CITY, PIZZA shows the fascination of Tehranis with pizza as something more than just a food in Iran. It is a sign of modernity and an object of desire, which is a potential threat against traditional values.

  • OF MEN AND MOTORCYCLES
    Dir Shahriar Siami, 2008, 25 mins
    Iran, Farsi with English Subtitles

    This short follows the life of Abbas, a migrant from the provinces who like many young Iranians can’t get a decent job except working on a motorcycle as a cabbie and deliveryman. Abbas endangers his life, and the life of his passengers, by navigating in heavy Tehran traffic in order to send back money to his wife and two children who still live in a small town.

  • BEHIND THE WHEEL OF LIFE
    Dir Sahar Salahshoori Sahari, 2008, 25 mins
    Iran, Farsi with English Subtitles

    The story of cab driver and single mother, Nasrin. Salahshoori’s incredible access to her character allows us to follow the daily struggle of Nasrin as a woman, a cab driver and a divorcee.

Presented in conjunction with filmmakers Maziar Bahari and Malu Halasa’s book Transit Tehran, Young Iran and its Inspirations, these films were produced by Bahari with the support of BBC World Service Trust and open a window to sides of Iran which are rarely covered in the media.

We are also pleased to welcome filmmaker Malu Halasa for a post-screening Q&A.

Unfortunately Producer Maziar Bahari will be unable to attend due to illness.

Event organized by Parallax Media in conjunction with the BBC World Service Trust, Garnet Publishing and the Prince Claus Fund Library. With thanks to Arts Council England, Iran Heritage Foundation and The Iran Society.

Languages:
Farsi

Duration:
75 minutes

Country of origin:
Iran

Year of production:
2008