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Opening & Closing Night Film Announcement, along with Canberra dates!
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Iranian Film Festival Australia 2014

We announce our Opening and Closing Night films, along with the Canberra dates! These two films will open and close our festival in each of the cities all around Australia!

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Don't forget!
Jazzab: Mysteries of Eternity is performing at Queensland Multicultural Centre on Sept. 5.

Experience a unique fusion of modern jazz and traditional Persian songs that will take your breath away.

More details at the event page.

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Without the help of our generous sponsors, IFFA would not be able to bring you the very best of Iranian cinema to an audience in Australia.

If you'd like to seize the opportunity to partner with us for the 2014 festival, please send your details here.

I'm Not Angry! to Open IFFA 2014!
 
Reza Dormishian's I'm Not Angry!, starring Navid Mohammadzadeh and Baran Kosari, will open the festival in every city we're heading to this year! I'm Not Angry! has made waves back in Iran at Fajr and the recent Iranian Critics Awards, where it collected Best Actor. The film has also premiered at the 64th Berlinale and scored three top new talent awards at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, including Best Film. We're excited to be bringing the Australian premiere of this controversial film to our audience!
 
This stunning second film from writer-director Reza Dormishian (Hatred, IFFA 2012), is a love story set amidst the Green Movement, the wave of political protests around 2009. Setareh (Baran Kosari) and Navid (Navid Mohammadzadeh), an Iranian Kurd, are both political activists who meet at university and participate in political rallies together. But the idealistic and romantic Navid cannot control his anger in the face of corruption and finds himself expelled. After four years of trying to establish himself financially for marriage, he is no closer. The ending is both shocking and unexpected. But the film is not just their story – it shows with stark clarity the effect of the Ahmedinejad years on Iran.

Award winning performances, great music and script, supported by good technical values make this controversial film unmissable.

 

...and closing IFFA 2014 will be...


 


Fish & Cat to Close IFFA 2014!
 
Stirring audiences around the globe, Sharam Mokri's Fish & Cat is truly a wonder to behold. Winner of the Special Orizzonti Award for Innovative Content at the Venice Film Festival and Best Film at the Dubai International Film Festival, Fish & Cat is sure not to disappoint!

A number of students have traveled to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kite-flying event during the winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant. The cooks are looking for some meat to cook and there is no one around other than the young students. The film is based on a true story about a restaurant that served minced human flesh for food.

An innovative and technically impressive film, shot in a single take and a new way to approach time and space in storytelling.

 
 
Canberra Dates Announced!
 
Mark your calendars for IFFA 2014 dates and venues!

Canberra: 3 - 5th October at Capitol Cinemas Manuka
Brisbane: 9th - 12th October at Queensland Multicultural Centre

Sydney: 23rd - 26th October at Dendy Newtown
Adelaide: 30th October - 2nd November at Mercury Cinema
Melbourne: 6th - 9th November at ACMI


Another fabulous still from our Opening Night film, I'm Not Angry!

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