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دیشب چه خوابی دیدی پاراجانف؟

What Did You Dream Last Night, Parajanov?
Faraz Fesharaki, Germany 2024, 82 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Faraz Fesharaki

Moderated by Afsun Moshiry

The woodchip wallpaper is pixelated, the sound heavily out of sync. The distance between Berlin and Isfahan: just under 4000 km. Not something so easy to bridge. The webcam does its best, creating the possibility of intimacy, but sometimes also simply testifying to the gulf. Over ten years, Faraz Fesharaki documented his exchanges with his family, a digital dialogue between the one who moved away to study film in Germany and those who stayed behind in the sizable Iranian city. Father Hassan and mother Mitra discuss the traditional role of the woman and present persimmons from the garden. He mutates into Abbas Kiarostami for a moment, she recalls her time in prison. Cousin Rahi supplements this intergenerational diaspora conversation from Austria with his favorite recipe: toast, mozzarella and egg. Much remains unsaid and is only alluded to. What Did You Dream Last Night, Parajanov? also narrates between the lines, with texts on a red background that Fesharaki edits into the film like notes and messages, as well as VHS image memories. For ultimately, this debut film is also about a dilemma: the desire to be understood without being easily able to describe one’s feelings. (Berlinale Forum )

Faraz Fesharaki is an Iranian-German filmmaker. He studied at Tehran University of Art, attended Abbas Kiarostami's workshop, and then moved to Berlin to study at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin.

Afsun Moshiry is an Iranian-German Film curator and producer. She has curated Iranian film programs for Berliner Festspiele and Akademie der Künste. She is part of the selection committee for Kasseler Dokfest. Since 2023, she has been a programme advisor at Berlinale Forum.

دیشب چه خوابی دیدی پاراجانف؟, Faraz Fesharaki