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MEHRAN TAMADON

2014, CH-FR, 105′

Festivals

World Premiere at the Berlinale’s Forum

Cinéma du Réel, Paris
BAFICI Buenos Aires
Hamburg Dokumentarwoche
Indie Lisboa
Visions du Réel, Nyon
Documentamadrid
EDOC Quito
Sydney International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Les états généraux du documentaire Lussas
Cambridge Film Festival
Colombo Film Festival
IFF Message to Man, St-Petersburg
Bergen International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Festival International de Namur
Taiwan International Documentary Festival
Mumbai International Film Festival
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Bruxelles Laïque – Festival des Libertés
Filmtage Tubingen
Diaspora Film Festival
Verzio International Human Rights FF Budapest
CPH:DOX Copenhagen
RIDM Montreal
Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival
Casa Asia Film Week
Forumdoc
Torino Film Festival
Cinéma Aventure Bruxelles
Movie that Matter Festival
Museum of Fine Arts
Göteborg International Film Festival
Istanbul Independant Film Festival
Zagrebdox
Ljubjana Doc FF
One World Romania
Docudays IFF
Ecrans du Réel
ARMCDH
Institut Français
Eurient
Beldocs
Freiburger Film Forum
Encounter Documentary FF
FilmCaravan
Cine Belo Horizonte
Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage
Popoli, Florence

Prix

36TH CINÉMA DU RÉEL GRAND PRIZE, PARIS
BUYENS-CHAGOL PRIZE FOR A FILM OF A HUMANIST DIMENSION FOCUSING ON STORIES DEVELOPING VALUES THAT CONFER MEANING TO THE FUTURE OF MANKIND - VISIONS DU REEL, NYON JURY SPECIAL AWARD - DOCUMENTAMADRID

Dossier de presse

Synopsis

This film recounts my attempts to engage in dialogue with those who defend the Iranian regime. Over a three year period, I sought to persuade them to come and spend a few days, living with me in a house, to discuss a fundamental issue: how, in practical terms, could we find a way to co-exist? How can public space in Iran be shared by atheists like myself as well as by the religious, who have the monopoly of power?

 

Crédits

Director
Mehran Tamadon
Directo of photogaphy
Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Cameramen
Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Reza Abiat
Sound
Ali-Reza Karimnejad
Sound assistant
Nima Ezat
Editing
Mehran Tamadon
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Luc Forveille
Olivier Zuchuat
Sound editing and mix
Myriam René
Production assistant and director of post-production
Christelle Michel
Producers
Raphaël Pillosio
Elena Tatti

Associate producers
Elodie Brunner
Thierry Spicher
Fabrice Marache
Emeline Bonnardet
Jean-Pierre Vinel
Jacques Lavergne
Mehran Tamadon

Production
l’atelier documentaire
Box Productions
Mehran Tamadon

Distribution
Switzerland
First Hand

International sales
Doc&Film

Broadcasts
RTS

 

Biographie

MEHRAN TAMADON

Iranian architect and filmmaker Mehran Tamadon arrived in France as a boy of 12, in 1984. In 2000 he returned to Iran, working there for four years as an architect. Since 2002 his career has taken a distinctly artistic turn as a filmmaker. In 2004 he made his first documentary, Behesht Zahra, Mothers of Martyrs. He followed this in 2009 with his first feature-length documentary, Bassidji, about the defenders of the Islamic republic of Iran, which was selected for numerous international festivals. With Iranien he continues his unique approach of engaging in a dialogue with partisans of the Iranian regime. He has also published two essays in Persian (‘Moments of Agony’ and ‘Friendship’).