Filmfarsi (Ehsan Khoshbakht, 2019)

2/5/20

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

$5 - $9

Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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The term “filmfarsi” refers to the rowdy and melodramatic popular films created in Iran during the period leading up to the country’s cultural revolution of 1978–79. This documentary provides a fascinating archeology of what the Guardian (UK) calls “the biggest secret in cinema history”—a vibrant Iranian film culture full of song, dance, sex, and car chases—and a compelling window into a lost past. (84 mins., DCP)