The Middle East Institute is a proud organiser of this year’s Iranian Film Festival. Gaining more recognition in recent years, Iranian films are rich, diverse, and have contributed significantly to the international film industry.
Through our selection of 3 movies, including an Oscar-winning film, and with the support of the Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, we hope to bring you a step closer to appreciating Iran’s nuanced cinematic experience.
Whilst on a security assignment for an influential politician, the head of security detail encounters a threat from a suicide bomber. The threat is ultimately dealt with, but forces him to examine both the personal and professional ramifications of the event. From acclaimed director Ebrahim Hatamikia, Bodyguard delivers an intriguing and exhilarating narrative. To register for this film, click here.
A group of young online community members roam the city of Tehran, looking for a good time. What starts as a prank unfolds into a complicated situation as they become entangled in blackmail. In their attempt to escape their predicament, they have to face their troubled past. Examining the true meaning of friendship and the way we portray ourselves on social media, Crazy Castle is a riveting and sometimes harrowing journey which will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. To register for this film, click here.
Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, Iran, shift into a new apartment. A sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes their lives, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife in this Oscar winning film. To register for this film, click here.