Persian Film Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

4 Dec 2019 to 8 Dec 2019

The Persian Film Festival returns for its eighth year in December 2019 to showcase the very best in Persian cinema.

Highlights include critically acclaimed features: Orange Days, the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize winning drama, about a lone female contractor working in the orange fields of Northern Iran who earns a promotion and must overcome the misogynistic backlash she faces for her achievement. The Orphanage, which is about a 15 year old boy living in the streets of Kabul. His dream of becoming a Bollywood star is squandered when he is captured by Soviet police and forced into a state facility. And Reza, a heartwarming dramedy following a newly divorced man’s journey as he adapts to his new lonely life after nine years of marriage.

This year also features groundbreaking documentaries. Finding Farideh, Iran’s entry for the Academy Awards 2020, is a moving exploration of identity. Gracefully looks into the life of a drag queen who had been performing on stage for decades before the revolution and after he has been banned from performing. Now he lives in a farm and sometimes dances for elderly people at nurseries.

Event Times

4 Dec 2019 to 8 Dec 2019

Annual Event


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