Lago Film Fest hommages Iranian filmmaker Mitra Farahani

Iranian painter, producer and director, Mitra Farahani has managed with only two feature films to establish herself on the world stage, with a personal poetic style that plumbs the meanders of artistic creation, and the depths of the artist’s mind. In parallel, she produced the last two films of one of the most important filmmakers of all time, Jean-Luc Godard, establishing with him a profound and sincere dialogue that emerges in its complexity in A Vendredi, Robinson – and she restored together with the Cineteca di Bologna the filmography of the other protagonist of A Vendredi, Ebrahim Golestan. 

Lago Film Fest in its eighteenth edition decided to pay homage to Mitra Farahani with a fireworks to bring to light this multifaceted personality, capable of moving between the past and the future of cinema, reasoning about art as a living body. 

In doing so at Lago Film Fest, Mitra Farahani will present milestones of cinema from the Golestan Film Studio that she has preserved from the ravages of time.

The selection:

The House is Black – Forough Farrokhzad

Iran / 1962 / 22’ / Doc

The Crown Jewels of Iran – Ebrahim Golestan

Iran / 1965 / 15’ / Doc

The Hills of Marlik – Ebrahim Golestan

Iran / 1964 / 15’ / Doc

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1975, the sculptor and filmmaker Mitra Farahani graduated with a degree in graphic design from the city’s Azad University in 1997. She then emigrated to Paris where she studied plastic arts, video and film at ENSAD. Since then, she has worked in both fine art and moving images. In 2002, her short film Juste une femme screened at the Berlinale where all her subsequent films have also premiered. Since 2012, she has also been working as a producer on films including Jean-Luc Godard’s 2018 work, Le livre d’image.