Tehran, city of ambitions
(Tehran, Shahr e Arezouha)

Saeed Nouri

Genre : documentary
Runtime (min) : 100’

Production country : Iran
Production company : Wings of Desire Institute
Producer’s name : Saeed Nouri

Project status : production
Estimated budget : 140 000 €
Acquired Budget (in €) : 42 500
Acquired Budget (in %) : 30

Shooting countries : Iran

During the street riots against the Pahlavi dynasty in 1978-79, the rebels burned down more than 50 movie theaters in the Iranian capital city, Tehran. After the ideological revolution of 1979, those who considered cinema as a degenerate art collected some copies of fiction films and set them on fire. As a result, the history of Iranian cinema is silently buried, unnoticed. Tehran, as the location for most Iranian films, is the best history witness of such actualities. This project is a cinematic, anthropological discovery, and an anthology of the history of Iranian cinema.

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