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In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beergarden in Tehran Narges Kalhor

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Beh name shahrzad Ia Avalin baaghe abjo dar tehran

Betrothed to a bloodthirsty prince, Scheherazade puts the man to sleep with a never-ending story. An Iranian student in Bavaria struggles to finish her film. Another dreams of opening the first beer garden in Tehran. A young gay Syrian man fights to get a visa. All of these people’s lives intersect in this exhilarating essay by Narges Kalhor. Brilliant narration, puppet theatre, animation, archival footage, vocal music, eccentric performances, a parodic makingof: the filmmaker brings plenty of talent and humour and plethora of cinematic techniques to her mockery of the patriarchy, obscurantism and every form of institutionalized oppression. Part autobiography, part fiction and part broadside, the film is an inventive, irreverent delight.

Presented in collaboration with Microbrasserie Dieu du ciel!

In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beergarden in Tehran

  • Country : Germany, Iran
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Farsi, German, English
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 75 MIN
  • Cinematography : Julia Swoboda
  • Editing : Frank Müller
  • Production : Nicholas Coleman
  • Music : Yorgia Karidi
  • Sound Design : Andreas Goldbrunner
Filmography of Narges Kalhor :

Without Discussion (2001)
Shoot Me (2013)
Kafan (2014)
Lavashak (2014)
Gis (2016)

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