Fifi Howls From Happiness

(Fifi az khoshhali zooze mikeshad)
(Iran, 2013, 95 mins, HDCAM)
Canadian Premiere
Director:
EXEC PROD Fereydoun Firouz
PROD Marjaneh Moghimi
CAM Mitra Farahani
EDS Yannick Kergoat, Suzana Pedro, Pershang Shafigh
MUS Tara Kamangar
PROD CO Butimar Productions
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Bahman Mohassess was a famous artist in pre-revolutionary Tehran, and admired by many connoisseurs in the West. In 2006, appalled by the state of his country and the world in general, he destroyed much of his work and disappeared. At least that’s what he wanted people to believe. But then, a young Iranian filmmaker tracked him to a comfortable hotel room in Rome so she could make this fascinating, moving and ribald portrait.

"Evidence of what Iran has lost by silencing or scattering the voices of its culture."—Screen

“An act of recovery, and an entrancing documentary construction that appears to weave its own form as it proceeds, according to the inspirations and demands of its jubilant, egotistical and irascible subject. That subject is the Iranian painter and sculptor Bahman Mohassess, who was a celebrated and iconoclastic figure in the pre-revolutionary 60s and 70s, known for his art as well as his merciless public pronouncements. Mohassess remained in Iran after the revolution, but he frequently traveled in secret to Italy, which he finally made his home in 2006. Throughout the years, many of his works were destroyed by the new government, and many more by Mohassess himself… The poetic self-portrait that they made together is a joyous celebration of freedom—to create, to destroy, to indulge, to pontificate and make withering judgments, to live without regret."—New York Film Festival

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