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For the second year running Brisbane audiences can catch a fascinating inside glimpse of a culture that dates back to the cradle of civilization and an emergent film industry that is talked about across the globe in this film festival.
Film goers can take their pick from feature films, documentaries and shorts, from a program that includes:
Hatred: Indie film about a young Iranian woman fleeing through Turkey to the west and who will do whatever it takes to get there
Mourning: An art-house black comedy and road movie about a couple taking their nephew on what turns into a complicated journey from his parents funeral.
The Last Step: A complex and delicate thriller, inspired by James Joyce's The Dead, in which a man who dies in a ridiculous accident narrates a story from his grave.
Facing Mirrors: A young Iranian woman forced into driving cabs after her husband is jailed picks up a wealthy transgender passenger who challenges her belief systems.
Here Without Me: A modern adaptation of Tennesee Williams' The Glass Menagerie that portrays the struggles of a single parent family in Tehran.
Orange Suit: An example of New Wave Iranian cinema, this black comedy and Iranian box office hit focusses on a father-son relationship and the father's obsession with the environment.
Being Persian Session: This trio of documentaries and extended retrospective is considered a highlight of the festival and will be concluded with a moderated discussion.
Shorts Session: Roots Back Home: A 70 minute session comprising 7 short films with themes revolving around history, culture, war and prohibition.