Faces - 2007

Directed by Shahin Parhami

Documentarian Shahin Parhami interviews 10 Iranian-Canadian artists who have practiced their craft in the west since the revolution. The interviews are complimented by free-form montages which center around the changing landscape of Iranian art and history. The audience not only sees these sequences for themselves but also sees them through the eyes of veteran actor Shahram Golchin who is subjected to a different montage upon awaking each morning.

Color/B&W, 1 hour 40 minutes, Farsi/English/French

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Cast


Shahram Golchin Actor
Babak Salari Photographer
Hossein Sharang Poet
Mehdi Ra'is Firouz Filmmaker
Sheida Gharachedaghi Composer
Nima Mazhari Sculptor
Khosro Berahmandi Painter
Sashar Zarif Dancer
Afsaneh Shafai Art Therapist
Ziya Tabassian Musician (Tombak)
Kiya Tabassian Musician (Setar)

Crew


Writer Shahin Parhami
Director Shahin Parhami
Producer Lara Braitstein
Shahin Parhami
Director of Photography Shahin Parhami
Sound Recordist Shahin Parhami
Editor Shahin Parhami
Sound Mixer Allan Brown
Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare
Music Kiya Tabassian
Ziya Tabassian

Pictures


Actor Shahram Golchin wakes with a cigarette before viewing video tapes prepared by the documentarian Parhami that intertwine Iranian art, history, film and pop culture.

Actor Shahram Golchin wakes with a cigarette before viewing video tapes prepared by the documentarian Parhami that intertwine Iranian art, history, film and pop culture.

Poet Hossein Sharang (left) and photographer Babak Salari meet to recreate an old photo of the pair upon their first meeting many years prior.

Poet Hossein Sharang (left) and photographer Babak Salari meet to recreate an old photo of the pair upon their first meeting many years prior.

Hossein poses for his old friend.

Hossein poses for his old friend.

Filmmaker Mehdi Ra'is Firouz tells many anecdotes of his career in Iran as well as a few 'political' stories.

Filmmaker Mehdi Ra'is Firouz tells many anecdotes of his career in Iran as well as a few "political" stories.

Composer Sheida Gharachedaghi had written the scores for so many pre-revolutionary films that she can no longer recall the titles.

Composer Sheida Gharachedaghi had written the scores for so many pre-revolutionary films that she can no longer recall the titles.

Sculptor Nima Mazhari works with some unconventional materials.

Sculptor Nima Mazhari works with some unconventional materials.

From his naturalistic vantage point, painter Khosro Berahmandi tells of his preference towards the use of black in his work.

From his naturalistic vantage point, painter Khosro Berahmandi tells of his preference towards the use of black in his work.

Dancer Sashar Zarif explains his disdain for people describing his moves as 'exotic.'

Dancer Sashar Zarif explains his disdain for people describing his moves as "exotic."

Hossein Sharang delivers his poetry in a very distinct and deliberate manner.

Hossein Sharang delivers his poetry in a very distinct and deliberate manner.

The actor's last scene.

The actor's last scene.

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