Scene from the film Blames and Flames
Scene from the film Blames and Flames
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Blames and Flames

  • Iran
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Iran’s 1978 Islamic revolution was closely associated with movie screens, cameras, and television images. At its outset, there were the arson attacks on more than 130 movie theatres, and the revolutionary events themselves were spontaneously recorded on film by the participants. Using only period footage, the filmmakers meditate upon the role of cinema, television, and film in society.

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mohammadreza Farzad
  • Editing
    Farahnaz Sharifi
  • Sound
    Mehrshad Malakouti
  • Duration
    27 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • International Premiere: Berlinale 2012
    • Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, 2012
    • Doxa International Documentary film Festival, Canada, 2012
    • Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, UK, 2012
    • Big Sur International Short Film Festival, USA, 2012
    • Dokufest International Documentary Film Festival, Kosovo, 2012
    • Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, 2012
    • EBS International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea , 2012
    • KineMastik International Short film Festival, Malta, 2012
    • San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA, 2012
    • Olympia International film festival, USA, 2012
    • ExDox Experimental Documentary Film Festival, Germany, 2012
    • 5th Singapore Indie Doc Film Festival, Singapore, 2012
    • International Crime and Punishment Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
    • Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome, Italy, 2012
    • 7th Batumi International Film Festival, Batumi, Republic of Georgia, 2012
    • Exground International Film Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2012
    • 10th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, France, 2012
    • Walker Art Centre, USA, 2013
    • Prague Iranian Film Festival, 2013 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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