Scene from the film I For Iran / EN version
Scene from the film I For Iran / EN version
Scene from the film I For Iran / EN version

I For Iran / EN version

  • Belgium
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Brussels, behind the closed doors of a classroom. Using a textbook dating from the Islamic revolution, Sanaz Azari, the director, learns how to read and write in Persian, her mother tongue. Over the course of the lessons, the teacher initiates her to the basics of the language, which becomes a gateway to the history and culture of Iran. Gradually, the didactic method of the lessons evolves into a poetic, visual collage, which introduces the notion of freedom and questions the meaning of a revolution.


  • Original Title
    I Comme Iran / EN version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Sanaz Azari
  • Cinematography
    Vincent Pinckaers
  • Editing
    Effi Weiss
  • Sound
    Frédéric Meert, Matthieu Roche
  • Runtime
    50 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • FIDMarseille, France 2014
    • Kaunas International Film Festival, Estonia 2014
    • FIFF Namur, Belgium 2014
    • Cinemas du Gruti, Cine Club Persan, Geneva, Switzerland 2014
    • Escales Documentaires, La Rochelle, France 2014
    • Traces De Vie, Clermont-Ferrand, France 2014
    • Festival D'Amiens, France 2014
    • Festival De Popoli, Italy 2014
  • Awards
    • FIDMarseille 2014, Special Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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