Sepideh Farsi (France)

Sepideh Farsi was born in Tehran in 1965 but left Iran in 1980 and went to Paris in 1984 to study mathematics. However, eventually she was drawn to the visual arts and initially experimented in photography before making her first short films. Her first two features Dreams Of Dust and The Gaze premiered at Rotterdam in 2006.
Farsi was a Member of the Jury of the Locarno International Film Festival in Best First Feature in 2009. She won the FIPRESCI Prize (2002), Cinéma du Réel and Traces de Vie prize (2001) for Homi D. Sethna, filmmaker and Best documentary prize in Festival dei Popoli (2007) for Harat. In December 2009, Tehran Without Permission was shown at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Filmography

  • Khabe Âb / Water dreams
    1997
  • Donya khaneye man ast / The world is my home
    1999
  • Homi D. Sethna, Film-maker
    2000
  • Mardan-e Atash / Men of Fire
    2001
  • Safar-e Maryam / The journey of Maryam
    2002
  • Le voyage de Maryam
    2003
  • Khab-e khak / Dreams of Dust
    2003
  • Le regard / The Gaze
    2006
  • Harat
    2007
  • If it were Icarus
    2008
  • Tehran bedoune mojavez / Teheran without Permission
    2009
  • The House Under Water
    2010
  • Red Rose
    2014
  • 7 Veils
    2017

Doc Alliance Members

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