Date & Time:
Thu February 6, 2020
The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Free and Open to the public
Brick and Mirror
(Ebrahim Golestan, 1965, Iran, DCP, 125 min)
Brick and Mirror was the Golestan Film Workshop’s only feature film, but it had an enormous impact on Iranian cinema, and garnered international acclaim. The film, directed by Golestan from his own unfinished script, is a precursor to Iran’s New Wave, bringing together social realism with poetic expressionism. Forough Farrokhzad appears briefly, in one of her few acting roles. Brick and Mirror also provides a rare view of the cosmopolitan Tehran of the 1960s, but takes care to expose the underlying tensions that were portents of political change in Iran. Shown in a recent digital restoration by the Cineteca di Bologna.
PART OF THE BLOCK CINEMA SERIES:
SELECTIONS FROM THE GOLESTAN FILM WORKSHOP
The Golestan Film Workshop, founded by Ebrahim Golestan, was a collective of leftist Iranian artists that mostly produced commissioned films for the National Iranian Oil Company and other institutions in the 1950s and 60s. This series, programmed to complement the exhibition Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection, includes several recent restorations of these signature works of Iranian modernist cinema.
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