I For Iran

  • 9 10
  • 2014
  • 50min
I For Iran
  • Original Title: Arirang (2011)

Based in Brussels, filmmaker Sanaz Azari begins to study Farsi with a children's book that dates back from the Islamic revolution. This is only the beginning of a poetic journey to her roots.

I For Iran

AWARDS: Mention Spéciale Pour Sa poésie. Festival International Du Film Oriental de Genéve/ Prix Du Pont Entre Les Cultures. Festival Sole Lune/ Prix International Georges de Beauregard. FID Marseille/ Prix de la Création. Traces de Vie

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Rotterdam International Film Festival/ Museum of the Moving Image/ Documentaire Sur Grand Écran/ IAWRT/ Trenton Film Society/ Indielisboa/ Comptoir du Doc/ Festival International Du Film Oriental de Genéve/ Cinémas D´Iran/ Festival International De Cinéma Iranien En Exil/ Festival Sole Lune/ Frontera/ Split Film Festival/ Bergen International Film Festival/ Les Rencontre Ad Hoc/ RISC/ ACME/ Curitiva Biennal/ Filmer Á Tout Prix/ 13th Watch Docs/ Kaunas International Film Festival/ FIFF/ Les Escales Documentaires/ Festival de Popoli

I For Iran. A poetic journey to motherland Iran

Brussels, behind the closed doors of a classroom. Using a textbook dating from the Islamic revolution, Sanaz Azari, the director, learns how to read and write in Persian, her mother tongue.

Over the course of the lessons, the teacher initiates her to the basics of the language, which becomes a gateway to the history and culture of Iran. 

Gradually, the didactic method of the lessons evolves into a poetic, visual collage, which introduces the notion of freedom and questions the meaning of a revolution.

Sanaz Azari
Sanaz Azari Director

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