UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to continue its long tradition of tracing the unfolding of Iran's fascinating national cinema. Continually offering compelling new voices and visions, Iranian film responds to a rich storytelling heritage and enters into crucial dialogue with other world cultural and artistic traditions in its unique interplay of social inquiry and formal experimentation. This edition of the UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema offers a panoply of genres and storytelling modes, sampling the contributions of an array of film artists.
As in recent years, it is anticipated that some filmmakers will appear in person to discuss their work. Please check back for updates on in-person guests.
Program generously funded by the Farhang Foundation.
Special thanks to: Mark Amin, Ahmad Gramian, Bita Milanian—Farhang Foundation; Marian Luntz—Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Barbara Scharres—Gene Siskel Film Center.