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News number: 8710210840

13:25 | 2009-01-10


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Documentary Reflecting Filmmakers' View on Tehran Completed

TEHRAN (FNA)- Award-winning filmmaker Shadmehr Rastin completed his documentary about the diverse presentations of Tehran in the Iranian cinema.

Mud-Brick and Mirrors includes interviews with a number of renowned Iranian filmmakers, including Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi, Asghar Farhadi, Asghar Hashemi, Niki Karimi, Farzad Motamen, Kianush Ayyari, and Ebrahim Hatamikia.

The filmmakers have been selected for their role in the development of urban movies.

In his documentary, the filmmaker asks these directors their opinion about Tehran and the city's presentation in their films and the films made by their colleagues.

The documentary also contains scenes from films directed by Masud Kimiaii, Dariush Mehrjuii, Fereidun Goleh, Ali Hatami, Abbas Kiarostami, and Ebrahim Golestan, before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and filmmakers review the films.

"I experienced something unexpected during the production of the film, which contains portions of films produced during the 1980s and 1990s, and that is that such films are now becoming scarce," Rastin said.

"In some cases, no copies of certain films from the 1980s are available and it appears the cinema of the decade is rapidly fading away," he added.

"Mud-Brick and Mirrors" is a part of "Tehran in Arts," a project arranged by the Art and Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Tehran to scrutinize Tehran's image in the fields of poetry, literature, photography, theater, sculpture, and painting.

Piruz Kalantari, Ahmad Mirehsan, Robert Safarian, Taha Shojanuri, Bahman Kiarostami, and Roshank Sadr have directed documentaries in the abovementioned fields.

"Mud-Brick and Mirrors" has been slated to be screened at the 3rd Urban Film Festival, which will be held in Tehran from March 2 to 7.

Scriptwriter and filmmaker Shadmehr Rastin has received the Best Screenplay Award for So Simple (directed by Reza Mir-Karimi) at the 2008 Fajr International Film Festival.