Pelan#29: “Painter of Wind”+Q&A with Filmmaker

Title: “Painter of Wind”
Written and Directed by Ezzatollah Parvazeh


Nov 23, 26 and 30, 2018
Simon Fraser University- Harbour Center (Vancouver),
North Vancouver City Library (North Vancouver), and
University of Concordia (Montreal)

Bijan Bahadori Kashkuli (1928-2015), a Qashqai ethnographer painter, never received any formal education in painting. Painter of Wind (2015) follows Kashkuli’s last years of life as he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The documentary portrays the painter’s art and life by exploring his paintings as well as interviews with family, friends, artists, and the Qashqai people. Bahadori’s paintings are today used as documents for anthropological studies on the Qashqai culture.

Music: Karang Karbasi
Director of Photography: Ebrahim Moradi
Sound Editing: Mojtaba Habibollahi
Run Time: 45’:23’’
The movie is in Persian and Qashqai Turki with the English subtitles.

About the director:
Ezzatollah Parvezeh (born in 1973, Shahre-Kord, Iran), won the Best Film award for his documentary Knit Doll in 2014 Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Qatar. His last documentary, My Mother, My Tribe (2017) is about a nomad woman who migrates to the city to raise her visually-impaired children that succeed in music and literature. In December 2017, My Mother, My Tribe won the special jury award at the 11th Cinema Verite festival, Iran’s major international documentary festival.

Pelan#28: “Karim Lakzadeh: A review of his short films”

Title: “Gambler and other short films”
Directed by Karim Lakzadeh

October 19 and 23, 2018
Simon Fraser University- Harbour Center (Vancouver) and
University of Concordia (Montreal)

An elderly man works at a guest house with his friends. His daughter is coming to visit him after 25 years of living in Germany. The old man and his friends are preparing her visit.
Run Time: 26’40”
Cast: Yousefali Daryadel, Mohammad Mohammadloo, Sonia Sanjari, Jafar Vahabpour,
Director of Photography: Pouyan Ranjbar,

In a misty village, on the top of a mountain, two gamblers stupefy an old one and take him to his deserted cottage located in the middle of the jungle for revenge. They bury him alive in his own garden and find his mon…
Run Time: 20’0″
Cast: Shahbaz Asadi, Behzad Dorani,
Director of Photography: Pouyan Ranjbar,

JILA (2014)
Sisters Zahra and Zeynab were born hairless. Their close friend Jila brings home an old woman who can supposedly cure them. Despite their initial reluctance, they very quickly take to the …
Run Time: 20’0″
Starring: Jila Daei, Zeynab Ebnrahimi, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi

About Director:
Karim Lakzadeh (born in 1986, Iran/Shiraz) is an Iranian filmmaker and playwright. In 2004, he graduated from Theater School where he studied writing for theatre and cinema along with directing for TV. His play The Fortress won him the Best Experimental Theater Prize, 2008, Tehran. Karim Lakzadeh has directed 7 short films that have been screened in Iran, amongst them Jila (2014) and Gambler (2015) and A girl in the room (2016) have been screened at many film festivals and fetched him international recognition.

All movies have English subtitle.

Pelan#27 “Fest of Duty”

Title: Fest of Duty” (2014)- 61min
Director: Firoozeh Khosravani

September 21, 2018
Simon Fraser University- Harbour Center (Vancouver)
University of Concordia (Montreal)


‘Fest of Duty’ (جشن تکلیف) is a religious ceremony designed to establish Islamic beliefs and values in girls when they reach the age of nine. The film follows two adolescent cousins as they enter into adulthood eight years after their official Fest of Duty.

About Director:
Firouzeh Khosrovani (born in Iran) settled in Italy to complete her art studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Brera. She made her filmmaking debut with a documentary about the Iran-Iraq War. In 2007, she directed a documentary “Rough Cut” which won several international awards. In 2011, she participated in a collective project Espelho Meu, winner of the Best National Documentary Award in Documenta Madrid. In 2012, she made documentary “Iran, Unveiled and Veiled Again”. In 2014 she produced and directed “Fest of Duty” and also participated in a group project titled “Profession: Documentarist” with six independent women documentary filmmakers from Iran – who were brought together by the desire to capture the world around them. “Radiography of a Family” is her latest film which portrays the story of a daughter of a secular father and a devout mother.