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Kuidas sa julged soovida midagi nii lolli

Ingliskeelne pealkiri
How Dare You Have Such a Rubbish Wish
Režissöör
Mania Akbari
Riik
Ühendkuningriik, Iraan
Aasta
2022
Festival
26. Pimedate Ööde filmifestival
Programm
Põhjusega mässajad - Väljaspool võistlust
Žanr
eksperimentaal
Teema
ühiskond, naised, aktivism

When have you seen anyone kissing in an Iranian film? The answer is obvious – NEVER, because to depict kissing is forbidden in poetical Iranian cinema. Everything was more or less allowed until the Iranian Revolution established the Islamic republic in 1979. The ruling ayatollahs introduced despotic changes and banned all the gorgeous beauty of women, and almost all actresses lost their jobs.

A deeply personal, unique and revolutionary hybrid documentary, constructed from private footage, poetry and precious archives, edited from nearly 70 Iranian feature films, silent comedies and musicals made and screened before 1979 and now strictly censored, forbidden and banned. We never had a chance to watch these absolutely different, unbelievably lively, incredibly romantic, even lustful Iranian films where women were portrayed as liberated, playful, vivacious, intimate and charming in the pre-revolution Iranian popular cinema before the discrimination and ideological rules of Islamic religion. Women freely expressed their dreams, searched for love, seduced, sang, danced and never wore a veil, but the patriarchal Khomeini regime confiscated the feminine body, established full control over women and exploitatively started to devalue them.

Persistent and brave, the exiled Iranian artist Mania Akbari sensationally restores 90 years of moving images of hidden Iranian cinematic history in a fictitiously invented story of a male gaze which suddenly turns desire into oppression, obedience and ownership. She reconstructs the deleted wonders of Iranian cinema, compares their radical modifications and finds footage of the first protest with 20,000 women on the streets. She boldly seeks to restore and reclaim her own body after a long nasty battle against breast cancer.

Not coincidentally, the ending of Mania’s unusual and powerful movie currently takes place on the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities, where young courageous women have started to fight against tyrannical oppression and publicly destroy their veils. The murder of Mahsa Amini triggered massive protests and a movement for freedom. Journalists Elahe Mohammadi and Niloofar Hamedi are imprisoned for being the first to report the vicious deadly violence of morality police, but their brutal actions are now exposed in Instagram videos every day. Another exiled Iranian actress, Golshifteh Farahani, joined to actively share, comment and repost horrifying and inspirational footage from Iran. Mania Akbari dedicates her film to all the fearless women of Iran who are fighting for the right and freedom of choice and no longer choosing the path of oppression. On behalf of the Iranian female filmmaking community, she declares solidarity with the women-led revolution until the victorious end, restoration of democracy and hopefully new Iranian films, where women and men will kiss without any censorship.

Edvinas Pukšta

Režissöör
Mania Akbari
Stsenarist
Mania Akbari, Ehsan Khoshbakht
Osades
Mania Akbari, Iante Roach, Christina Ganea
Produtsent
Behdad Esfahbod, Mania Akbari
Operaator
Mania Akbari, Mashad Afshar, Karima Jamila, Hossein Shirzad
Monteerija
Mania Akbari
Kestus
Keel
pärsia
Subtiitrid
inglise
Režissöör
Mania Akbari

Mania Akbari (1974) on Iraani filmitegija ja kunstnik, kelle teosed uurivad naiste õigusi, abielu, seksuaalset identiteeti, haigusi, kehastust, traumasid, kehapilti ja kehapoliitikat. Vastupidiselt Iraani kino pikale melodraama traditsioonile on tema stiil juurdunud kujutavas kunstis ja autobiograafias. Tema filmides avalikult käsitletud tabuteemade ja tsensuurile vastuseisu tõttu peetakse teda Iraani üheks vastuolulisemaks filmitegijaks.

Tema provokatiivsed, revolutsioonilised ja radikaalsed filmid on olnud järgmise retrospektiivide osa: BFI, Lon- don (2013), DFI, Denmark (2014), Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (2014), Cyprus Film Festival (2014), Nottingham Contemporary UK (2018).

Tema filme on näidatud festivalidel üle maailma ning on pälvinud mitmeid auhindu, sealhulgas Saksa Iseseisvuse Auhind, Oldenberg (2014), Parim Film – digitaalsn osa, Veneetsia filmifestivalil (2004), Nantes’i Publiku Parima Filmi Auhind (2007) ning Parima Režissööri ja Parima Filmi auhinnad Kerala filmifestivalil (2007), Parima Filmi ja Parima Naisnäitleja Auhinnad Barcelona filmifestivalil (2007).

Akbari pagendati Iraanist ning elab ja töötab praegu Londonis. Seda teemat käsitletakse koos Mark Cousinsiga lavastatud filmis “Life May Be"" (2014). See film esilinastus Karlovy Vary Filmifestivalil ja nomineeriti parima dokumentaalfilmi kategoorias Edinburghi Rahvusvahelisel Filmifestivalil (2014) ning Aasia Vaikse Ookeani Filmifestivalil (2014). Akbari eelmine film ""A Moon For My Father"", mis valmis koostöös Briti kunstniku Douglas White'iga, esilinastus CPH: DOX-il, kus see võitis NEW: VISION Auhinna 2019. Film sai ka FIPRESCI Rahvusvahelise Kriitikute Auhinna Ankaras Flying Broom Festivalil. 2021. aastal tegi ta DEAR ELNAZist dokumentaalfilmi PS752 mälestuseks, mis linastus HotDocs festivalil, IDFA-l, DOXA-l ja Sheffieldi filmifestivalil.

Filmograafia
20 Fingers (2004, 20 sõrme, PÖFF 2005), 10 + 4 (Dah be alaveh chahar) (2007, doc), Yek. Do. Yek (One. Two. One., 2011), From Tehran to London (2012), Life May Be (2014, co-dir, doc), A Moon for My Father (2019, co-dir, doc), Dear Elnaz (2020, doc), How Dare You Have Such a Rubbish Wish (2022, doc)

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