Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Adventure Persian Style"~Montage Treat

Matinees, an hour long montage treat: "Adventure Persian Style." Exploring Iranian film and Iranian/Farsi/Persian cinema, the badass team at one of our favorite magazines Bidoun curated this montage for BLVCK EYE, a film series by BLVCK AMERICA back in January. The montage includes early classics, Hollywood stereotyping and some beautiful moments.

"The montage is comprised of shorts and clips from materials which in some manner depict a relationship between Iran and the rest of the world:
Farsi in American films, English in Iranian films, French directors commissioned to make films in Iran — even Princess Soraya Bakhtiari’s acting debut in a throwaway Antonioni film."