Directed by Massoud Bakhshi, Tehran Has No More Pomegranates, a feature-length experimental documentary made over the span of five years, tells the story of Iran’s encounter with modernity and its social and political changes through a comic and ironic narrative about the transformation of its capital, Tehran, from a small village to a huge modern megalopolis. With its montage of rare archival footage from the past 120 years, modern images of Tehran, and sometimes asynchronous music and sound, the aesthetic and cultural values of old and new Tehran are brought to life. In the process, the director and crew embark on a journey of self-discovery.
Watch the Opening Sequences of Tehran Has No More Pomegranates
Upcoming Showings of Tehran Has No More Pomegranates
CHICAGO: Feb 25 & 26
Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
HOUSTON: Feb 25 & 26
River Oaks Theatre
WASHINGTON, DC: March 4 & 5
Landmark E Street Cinema
SAN FRANCISCO: March 4 & 5
Embarcadero Center Cinema
Cf. Click here to read Pars Arts’ interview with Massoud Bakhshi.
Massoud Bakhshi, born in Tehran, is a filmmaker and critic.