Previously at the ICA - Seasons
12 Aug 2016 – 21 Aug 2016
A film season celebrating the work of leading Iranian director, writer and human rights activist Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Makhmalbaf began working as a director after five years as a political prisoner in Iran during the rule of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. He has since produced numerous films that have gained accolades worldwide, while facing censorship in his home country.
Films in the season include sharply-observed political allegory The President, the semi-autobiographical A Moment of Innocence and Daddy's School, a documentary on how Makhmalbaf went from political prisoner to award-winning filmmaker. Renowned for his lyrical style, unflinching engagement with pressing social issues and willingness to expose the suffering caused by oppressive regimes, his work is testament to the political power of cinema. Mohsen Makhmalbaf joins us for a Q&A on 12 August.
Presented by the ICA in collaboration with Frank Mannion from Swipe Films.