Fristad Malmö and FRIIS FRAME present Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi's films Writing on the city, The Adventure of a Married Couple och Broken Border.
How much about a city can its walls reveal? In the enthralling documentary film Writing on the city, history is captured and preserved on the ancient walls of Tehran; from the Islamic revolution in 1979, the Iran-Iraq war, the economic reconstruction period to the 2009 uprising. Filmmaker Keywan Karimi who happens to be the city of Malmö's sanctuary guest, guides us through Tehran like no one else has done before. Included in this evening of films, we also get to enjoy two short films by the same filmmaker: The Adventure of a Married Couple and Broken Border.
About the filmmaker Keywan Karimi
Karimi was born in 1985 and his film career explores extensive critical and political issues that plague his homeland and region. His short films, such as Broken Border (2012) and The Adventures of a Married Couple (2013) , have won awards at many international film festivals. Karimi was arrested and held in solitary confinement in December 2013 after his documentary Writing on the City (2015), which focused on graffiti on the walls of Tehran from the 1979 Islamic Revolution to the re-election of Mohamoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. In October 2015, he was sentenced to six years in prison and 223 whipping for having "violated Islamic holiness and propaganda against the system". In 2016, a few weeks before he was sentenced to prison, he released DRUM , his first feature film. DRUM premiered at the 73rd Venice Film Festival during Critics' Week.
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Director: Keywan Karimi
Production year: 2012, 2013, 2015
Total length: 90 minutes
Organizers: Malmö stads fristadsprogram in collaboration with Friis Frame
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