With six award winning documentaries, Farahnaz Sharifi is one of the most successful documentary filmmakers of the youngest generation of the Iranian cinematography. Revolutionary Memories of Bahman Who Loved Leila is her fourth film and was nominated for the Golden Phoenix for the best documentary in Fajr film festival.
Khaterate Enghelabe Bahman Asheghe Leyla (Orig.) / 2012 / Iran / 17 min
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...