Only Image Remains
2014, 30:00 minutes, Colour, Farsi / English subtitles
This thirty minute experimental documentary is an evocative history of Iranian cinema told through a series of interviews with filmmakers in exile, many conducted via Skype. The resulting work — rich with clips of rare pre-Revolutionary Iranian cinema classics — is a poetic discussion across generations of Iranian filmmakers.
Starting with her own memories of working as an actress on Abbas Kiarostami's Ten, filmmaker Roya Akbari proceeds to elicit other testimonies on the masters of Iranian cinema from three people who are themselves among the foremost Iranian directors: Rafi Pitts on Parviz Kimiavi; Amir Naderi on Sohrab Shahid Saless; and Bahram Bayzai on Arby Ovanessian. Bayzai also analyses Haji Agha, the Cinema Actor (1933) by Ovanes Ohanian, considered the first feature film made in Iran.
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