A rare opportunity to see A Moon For My Father, the latest film from Iranian documentary filmmaker Mania Akbari, with a Q&A after the screening
In this masterclass, Iranian documentary filmmaker, Mania Akbari, will join us to screen her latest her latest film A Moon For My Father (2018) and then hold a Q&A with the audience.
A Moon For My Father.
Directors: Mania Akbari and Douglas White
UK, Iran, Germany, 2018, 85 min.,
English and Farsi with English subtitles
Written and directed by London-based Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari and her partner, the British sculptor Douglas White, A Moon For My Father (2018) considers the mysterious connections between death and loss, memory, love, family ties, the body, birth and artistic creation. The film takes an epistolary form, drawing on several years of written correspondence between Akbari and White. Deftly interwoven alongside the letters are family photos, archival footage from Iran, imagery from White’s artwork, and scenes of the couple’s everyday life together. As Akbari undergoes surgeries on a body decimated by cancer, remembrance and reconstruction provide a framework for investigating how bodies are traumatised, censored and politicised, and yet ultimately remain a site of possibility.
Mania Akbari is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker and artist. Her provocative, revolutionary and radical films were recently the subject of retrospectives at the BFI, London (2013), the DFI, Denmark (2014), Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (2014), Cyprus Film Festival (2014) and Nottingham Contemporary (2017). Her films have screened at festivals around the world and have received numerous awards.
Akbari was exiled from Iran and currently lives and works in London, a theme addressed in her film Life May Be (2014), co-directed with Mark Cousins. She has also collaborated with master Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami and on A Moon For My Father, the artist Douglas White.
This event is free and no registration is required. All welcome. If there is anything we can do to make the event accessible and more comfortable for you, please email us.
This event is part of the Centre for Feminist Research series Feeling Bad/Feeling FINE. Feeling Bad/Feeling FINE is a series of events curated by the Centre for Feminist Research in Spring and Summer Terms 2018-19 to explore issues of bodies, illness, death, disability, madness, mental health, distress, care and community.
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