Mohsen Amiryousefi

Born in 1972 in Abadan, Mohsen Amiryousefi is a graduate of “Mathematics” from Isfahan University. He started making short and documentary films since 1997 and Stone Hands (2000) was a great success at home and abroad. His first feature film, Bitter Dream (2004) was selected for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and then screened at 50 more film festivals around the world and collected 10 international prizes. His second feature film, Fire-Maker (2007-2010) received Innovation Award of Montreal Film Festival. In 2012, he’s completed two documentaries, My Home and one episode of Kahrizak, Four Views. Mohsen is now involved in production of his third feature film in Tehran.

Kahrizak, Four Views

Four directors of different ages and levels of experience, each present a view of the Kahrizak Charity Centre, introducing us to fascinating characters and rituals, and a reflection on life and death itself. Presented in episodes, we are introduced to the situation of the elderly; a blind and disabled man without hands and legs, who performs Hamlet, and the Centre’s Feast of Sacrifice.

Screening with Under the Colours.

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