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International Documentary Film Festival Vienna 2016
May 17th - 22nd 2016 | Votiv Kino, De France & Volkskundemuseum

Dienstag, 17.05.2016, 20:30 (Eröffnungsfilm)
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Donnerstag, 19.05.2016, 19:30 (Zusatzvorstellung)
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Dieser Film ist nominiert für den International Documentary Award (IDA).

FEST OF DUTY
Firouzeh Khosrovani | Iran 2014 | 60 Min. | OmeU

Firouzeh Khosrovani begleitet, die Kamera geschultert und mit bemerkenswert intuitivem Gespür, zwei 9-jährige Mädchen während des Fest of Duty in Teheran. Das Fest, bei dem sie über ihre religiösen Pflichten aufgeklärt werden. Acht Jahre später kehrt die Regisseurin nach Teheran zurück. Während Maryam den Hijab mit voller Überzeugung trägt, träumt Melika davon, einmal eine berühmte Schauspielerin zu werden. Nicht nur ein "Coming of Age" Film, der an der Seite von zwei Mädchen über das Erwachsenwerden und die Vielstimmigkeit von Religion erzählt, sondern auch auf sehr einfühlsame und lebendige Weise die Bedeutung von Familie im religiösen Zusammenhang erforscht.

Biography

Born in Tehran, Firouzeh Khosrovani settled in Italy to pursue her artistic studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. After graduating in 2002 she returned to Iran and acquired her Master’s degree in Journalism. Since then, she has contributed to, and collaborated with numerous Italian newspapers and magazines.

She made her debut as a filmmaker in 2004 with Life Train, a documentary on the ‘play therapy’ provided for the traumatized children of Bam in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. In 2007, she directed Rough Cut, a film about mutilated plastic mannequins in the shop windows of Tehran, which won thirteen international documentary film festival awards, followed in 2008 by Cutting Off, an installation and video art piece for the Triennale di Milano. Her 1001 Irans (2010) was a documentary about the image of Iran, outside of Iran. In 2011, she collaborated with three directors from three different continents on a Spanish production about the concept of beauty and women’s physical appearance, called Espelho Meu, which won the Best National Documentary award in Documenta Madrid. The next year, she directed Iran, Unveiled and Veiled Again, produced by Istituto Luce, Cinecittà, in Rome. In 2014, she participated in a collective project, Profession: Documentarist, a film in seven episodes, made by seven Iranian women directors. Her new work, Fest of Duty, is about a religious ceremony in Iran designed to instill Islamic beliefs and values into girls, when they reach the age of nine. The documentary follows two adolescent girls as they transition into adulthood, eight years after their official Fest of Duty.


Awards

  • Oxfam Justice Award, idfa, Amsterdam, 2014
  • Audience Award FICFUSA, Colombia, 2015


Screenings (selection)

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2014
  • Vera Film Festival Vera, Aland, Finland, 2015
  • Middle East Now! Film Festival, Florence, Italy, 2015
  • Kerala Documentary Film Festival, India, 2015
  • CNEX Documentary Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
  • Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, Treviso, Italy, 2015
  • Prague Iranian Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2016
  • Focus Art Cantara Brussels, Belgium, 2016
  • Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Milan, Italy, 2016
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