Tehran Has No More Pomegranates! is a postmodern documentary that is as witty and engaging as it is informative. The style of the film is fun and very visual, with the director, Massoud Bakhshi, using incredible archival footage, an original visual approach and terrific soundtrack that takes us through 150 years of Tehran’s history. Onscreen, Bakhshi may fail to complete his film, but he succeeds in both documenting Tehran’s history and entertaining us with its poignant contradictions.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Massoud Bakshi was born in Tehran, Iran and is part of the new generation of Iranian filmmakers. He earned his high school diploma in photography and cinema in 1990 and his BS in Agriculture Engineering in 1995. He later studied filmmaking in Italy and cultural sector financing in France. He has worked as a film critic, screenwriter, and producer. His films have won many international prizes.
Bagh Dad Bar Ber (2008)
Tehran Has No More Pomegranates! (2007)
Lost Windows (2004)
Praying for the Rain (2003)
When Behrang Meets Ayoumi (2001)
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