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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Tehran without Permission

    2009. Iran/France. Sepideh Farsi. 83 min.

U.S. premiere

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Tehran without Permission

    2009. Iran/France. Directed by Sepideh Farsi. In Tehran without Permission, Sepideh Farsi uses an unconventional medium to create a highly personal portrait of Tehran, a city she left as a teenager. She writes, “The challenge was to remain unnoticed, in order to shoot as freely as possible, not only to escape the omnipresent surveillance of the authorities, but also to reduce the distance between the one who films and the one who is filmed. Therefore, I decided to shoot the film with a mobile phone.” Farsi invites the spectator to discover Tehran as a city of contradictions where religion and laicism, tradition and modernism, and poverty and wealth co-exist. In Farsi; English subtitles. 83 min.