Uno sguardo sull’Iran (Looking at Iran)

Screening two movies by Khosrow Sinai

Presented by Yashar Samimi Mofakham

"Uno sguardo sull’Iran", a side event during the exhibition "Good Morning... Good Night" is dedicated to renown Iranian Iranian film director, poet and composer, Khosrow Sinai (born in 1941 in Sari, Iran). His works are mainly based on social documentations. He was the first Iranian film director to win an international prize after the revolution in Iran. He is also known as an Iranian scholar and has been awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for his celebrated movie, The Lost Requiem, a documentary about the Poles who found refuge in Iran during World War II.

Graduated from the Vienna Music Conservatory in music composition, Sinai continued his studies at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and graduated in the Cinema and Television Directing and Script writing.

He started his professional career as a film director in Iran, in 1967, and had produced and directed numerous movies since then. He is best known for his Avant-garde documentaries and also his unique style in docu-drama. He has been a juror in several national and international film festivals.

During this event,"Uno sguardo sull’Iran", two movies from the artist screened at the auditorium of Ducal Museum Palace of Mantova.
“A Journey to the History”, 1984-85
30 Min. 16mm
(Kh. Sinai: Writer – Director – Composer – Editor)
About the ancient city – Nishabur – and its history

“Between Shadow and Light”, 2000
25 min. DVCAM
(Kh. Sinai: Writer – Director – Composer – Editor)
A movie about the Iranian artist, Farah Ossouli and her works