Scene from the film Revolutionary Memories of Bahman who loved Leila
Scene from the film Revolutionary Memories of Bahman who loved Leila

Revolutionary Memories of Bahman who loved Leila

  • Iran
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A retrospective family history, set against the backdrop of the turbulent events in Iran in 1978. Using a mosaic-like collage of old photographs and archival footage, Bahman tells the story of an unrequited love that led him into the centre of the revolutionary events. In the end, his sacrifice personifies the thousands of young men who never returned home.

“Didn’t I tell you that girl would ruin your life?”, the father asks his dead son who visits him in his dreams. “I always looked to the bottom of the creek, but you saw only the surface.”


  • Original Title
    Khaterate Enghelabe Bahman Asheghe Leyla
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mohammadreza Farzad, Farahnaz Sharifi
  • Cinematography
    Reza Teymouri
  • Editing
    Farahnaz Sharifi
  • Sound
    Mehrshad Malakouti
  • Runtime
    17 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production 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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