UKIFF

A fascinating insight into the Iranian pop music industry, Nasser Saffarian examines the history of the 'anti-love song,' a form that rejects the idea of the conventional love song in favour of darker subject matter, such as bitterness, betrayal and regret. Featuring interviews with established musicians and poets such as Shahkar Binesh Pajouh, Pari Zanganeh, and Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, the film details the genre’s emergence in the early 2000s. However, we learn that anti-love song themes have existed as far back as the 1960s. An absorbing, fantastically researched film. 

 

+ SHORT PROGRAMME

After the documentary will be showcased an ecletic mix of short films including:

Copper Wire by director Hossein Najmadabi

Copsi by director Mehrnoush Fetrat

Disobedience by director Mohsen Salehifard

Gas Pipe by director Hossein Darabi

Present Continuous by director Neda Assef

The Man and the Child by director Seyyed Mohammadreza Kheradmandan

 

 

Directors:

Nasser Saffarian

Stars: